Merriam Wine - Tasting

We are honored to have received kudos from the critics over the years.

Accolades

Our efforts in the vineyard and in the winery are recognized

Sauvignon Blanc

Danielle’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

2021 – Double Gold, Concours D’Vin
2020 – 92 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2017 – 4 Stars, Restaurant Wine
2016 – 4 Stars, Press Democrat Wine of the Week
2015 – 91 Points, West Coast Wine Challenge
2015 – 90 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2014 – Double Gold, Grand Harvest Awards
2014 – Best of Class, Grand Harvest Awards

Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

2014 – 90 Points, FBWorld.com

Chardonnay

Undisclosed Chardonnay

2018 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Bacigalupi Chardonnay

2014 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2013 – 90 Points, FBWorld.com
2013 – 92 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2012 – 94 Points, Press Democrat Wine Competition
2012 – 93 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2012 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2012 – Double Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2012 – 90 Points, Kens Wine Guide

 

 

Rosé

Russian River Valley Rose of Pinot Noir

2021 – Gold, Denver International
2021 – Gold, North of the Gate Wine Challenge
2020 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2019 – 94 Points, Experience Rose
2019 – 92 Points, Sunset International
2018 – 93 Points, Best of Class, Sunset International
2017 – 90 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2015 – 92 Points, West Coast Wine Competition

 

Merlot

Windacre Vineyard Merlot

2018 – Double Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2018 – 90 Points, Critics Challenge International
2017 – 93 Points, Sunset International
2016 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2016 – Best of Class, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2015 – 91 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2015 – 90 Points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
2015 – 90 Points, James Suckling
2015 – Gold, Harvest Challenge
2014 – Best Red Wine, Harvest Challenge
2014 – Double Gold, 95 Points, San Francisco International
2014 – 98 Points, Harvest Challenge
2014 – Double Gold, 50 Best California Merlots
2013 – Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2012 – 95 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2012 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2012 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2011 – 95 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2011 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2011 – 100 Top Wines, North Coast Wine Challenge
2010 – 91 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2010 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2007 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2001 – Double Gold, Tasters Guild International
2001 – Gold, Riverside International
2001 – 93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2001 – 91 Points, Wine Country Living
2000 – Gold, Dallas Morning News

Russian River Valley Merlot

2019 – Gold, Denver International Wine Competition
2019 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Pinot Noir

Diana’s Vineyard Pinot Noir

2019 – Double Gold, New York International
2019 – Gold, Denver International

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

2020 – Gold, New York International
2020 – 91 Points, Sunset International
2020 – 91 Points, Critics Challenge International
2019 – 91 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge

Estate Pinot Noir

2018 – 93 Points, Sunset International
2017 – 91 Points, James Suckling
2016 – 94 Points, Sunset International
2016 – 93 Points, James Suckling
2016 – 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
2015 – 90 Points, Robert Parker
2014 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2014 – Gold, Harvest Challenge
2014 – 92 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2014 – 90 Points, California Grapevine
2013 – 90 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2013 – Gold, Pinot Noir Summit
2012 – Gold, Pinot Noir Summit

Three Sons Pinot Noir

2018 – 97 Points, Sunset International
2017 – 92 Points, James Suckling
2016 – 94 Points, Kens Wine Guide
2015 – 91 Points, Robert Parker
2014 – Double Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2014 – 92 Points, Robert Parker
2013 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2013 – 90 Points, Robert Parker
2012 – 90 Points, Robert Parker
2012 – 91 Points, Affair of the Vine
2012 – Gold, Pinot Noir Summit

Pinot Noir Cuvée

2019 – 92 Points, North Coast Wine Challenge
2018 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2016 – 92 Points, James Suckling
2016 – Gold, Sunset International
2014 – Gold, San Francisco Chronicle
2013 – 90 Points, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2013 – Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
2012 – Gold, Pinot Noir Summit
2012 – 90 Points, Kens Wine Guide

Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold Medal – 2018 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, New York International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2019 Russian River Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Denver International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2018 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Denver International Wine Competition
Best of Sonoma County, Best of Class, Best of Show, Best of Show Red – 2018 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, North of the Gate Wine Competition
Gold – 2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold – 2016 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle
96 Points – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile Harvest Challenge
91 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
92 Points – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, James Suckling
Double Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019 Harvest Challenge
Best of Rockpile AVA – 2015 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
94 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Gold Medal – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
91+ Points – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
94 Points, Gold Medal – 2014 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunset International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold – 2013 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle
Gold – 2013 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2012 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Rockpile, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Gold Medal – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
91 Points – 2011 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold – 2011 Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Wine Competition
94+ Points – 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
92+ Points- 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon Rockpile, Ken’s Wine Guide
Best in Class, Best of Show Red, Gold – 2010 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, Harvest Challenge
Gold – 2009 Rockpile Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco International Wine Competition
91 Points – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, American Fine Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Dunnsden Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, 2011 San Francisco International Wine Competition
95 Points – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine Enthusiast
93 Points – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, WineReviewOnline.com
Gold Medal – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sante Magazine, May 2010
Gold Medal – 2005 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
92 Points – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Wine News
90 Points – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2004 Block 21 Cabernet Sauvignon, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Cabernet Franc

90 Points – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2015 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
96 Points – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
Double Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Franc Day Wine Competiion
Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold – 2014 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
94 Points – 2013 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, North Coast Wine Competition
90 Points – 2013 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2013 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
99 Points – 2012 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2013 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2012 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International wine Competition
Double Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, New York Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
Gold Medal – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, New York Finger Lakes Wine Competition
Gold – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
90 Points – 2011 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
Double Gold – 2010 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes International Wine Competition
Gold – 2010 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
93 Points – 2009 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2009 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Harvest Challenge
92 Points – 2008 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2008 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Wine Enthusiast
92 Points – 2008 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
91 Points – 2007 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2007 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Long Beach Grand Cru Competition
92 Points – 2006 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Ken’s Wine Guide
Gold Medal – 2006 Windacre Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2006 Jones Vineyard Cabernet Franc, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Malbec

Gold Medal – 2018 Lower Pond Malbec, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2018 Lower Pond Malbec, San Francisco Chronicle
91 Points – 2018 Lower Pond Malbec, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold – 2017 Lower Pond Malbec, North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold – 2016 Lower Pond Malbec, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Blends

Gold Medal – 2019 SNED, New York International Wine Competition
Gold – 2019 SNED, Denver International Wine Competition
90 Points – 2015 Miktos Red Blend, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Double Gold – 2011 Windacre Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold Medal – 2009 Miktos Red Blend, Grand Harvest Awards
93 Points – 2008 Miktos Red Blend, Ken’s Wine Guide
Double Gold – 2007 Miktos Red Blend, American Fine Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, International Eastern Wine Competition
93 Points – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, Wine News
Double Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, San Francisco International Wine Competition
Gold Medal – 2005 Miktos Red Blend, Taster’s Guild International Wine Competition