• Chicago Sun Times
    2014 Cuvee Luke- 92PTS - "Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Nicely perfumed with scents of yellow Babcock peach and various tropical fruits. Highly enjoyable, with bright flavors of peach, quince, mango and slight nutty oak. Viognier definitely has put a stamp on this wine through notes of spice and jasmine. Slightly viscous on the palate with impeccable balance and breeding."
  • Rhone Shootout - 94PTS
    2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir - 90PTS - "A blend of grapes from South Patch, Starr Ridge and Dutton Ranch vineyards. A cherry-driven wine sporting soft tannins that is forward drinking and easy to like. Accents of baking spice, cola and oak add interest to the juicy palate."
  • Rhone Shootout - 94PTS
    2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast- 90PTS - "Grapes are from Horseshoe Bend and Campbell Ranch vineyards. Highly aromatic, with aromas of blueberry and cherry. Soft and lush on the palate, with giving flavors of wild berries, blueberries and plums framed by vivid acid and slinky, fine-grain tannins."
  • Parker 91PTS - Davis Family Vineyards Horseshoe Bend Pinot Noir
    2013 Soul Patch Pinot Noir - 94-95Pts - "A barrel selection of favorite barrels of the vintage. Some whole cluster fermentation to lift the aromatics. Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass... the wine showed great promise initially with bountiful black cherry and blackberry fruit veiled by oak and tannins... In a word it was fantastic. The deep aroma and flavor of black cherry was intoxicating, there was considerable nuance shown by subtle spices and herbs, the oak had taken a backseat seasoning role, and the tannins had become very suave. The wine assumed an irresistible polish and developed extraordinary length on the finish."
  • Parker 92PTS - Davis Family Vineyards Soul Patch Pinot Noir
    2013 Dutton Ranch Pinot Noir - 94PTS - "Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Dark berries including blueberries and cherries on the nose are echoed on the middleweight palate. The wine has a fine grain, balanced tannins and a spark of acidity that lifts the fruit to a hi-tone finish."
  • Parker 93PTS - Davis Family Vineyards Starr Ridge Pinot Noir
    2013 Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir - 92PTS - "Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Very perfumed, with the aroma of fresh, earth-kissed black cherries, dark berries and an enchanting floral-inspired scent. Silky soft on the palate with succulent flavors of black cherry, black raspberry, plum and fennel framed by integrated tannins and a vivacious acid backbone. A classy, refined wine with perfectly ripened fruit and noticeable length on the vibrant finish."
  • Wine Enthusiast 93PTS - Davis Family Vineyards Starr Ridge Pinot Noir
    93PTS - 2009 Starr Ridge Pinot Noir
    "With waves of raspberry, cherry, honeyed cream, cinnamon and caramelized oak flavors, this defines the word delicious. The richness is balanced by crisp acidity and delicate tannins. Just superb to drink now; try pairing it with lamb that's been salted and peppered, seasoned with a hint of rosemary."
  • Wine Enthusiast 92PTS - Davis Family Vineyards RRV Pinot Noir
    94PTS - 2009 Horseshoe Bend Pinot Noir
    "A consummate Russian River Pinot Noir in an accessible style. This is simply enchanting, like raspberry-infused silk dusted with brown butter, cinnamon and vanilla. Showing just beautifully now, this is soft and gentle, and it should glide through the next six years."
  • Wine Enthusiast 94PTS - Davis Family Vineyards Horseshoe Bend Pinot Noir
    89PTS - 2012 RRV Pinot Noir
    "Ruby-red. Deeply pitched aromas of black raspberry, cola, licorice and violet, with a peppery nuance adding lift. Broad and fleshy on the palate, offering pliant dark berry and bitter cherry flavors and a hint of succulent herbs. Finishes supple, sweet and broad, with very soft tannins and lingering smokiness. Shows the fleshiness of the vintage and also its accessible nature."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    90 PTS - 2012 Pinot Noir - Dutton Ranch
    "Deep red. Pungent cherry pit and dark berries on the nose, complicated by notes of cola, licorice and allspice. Smoky black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and an enlivening mineral quality, along with a touch of fruitcake. Finishes spicy, focused and long, with youthful tannins adding shape and grip. I'll bet that this one has at least a decade of positive aging ahead of it."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    91 PTS - 2012 Pinot Noir - Soul Patch
    "Brilliant ruby-red. Fresh dark berries, cola and rose pastille on the smoke- and mineral-accented nose. Spicy and tightly focused on entry, then more fleshy in the middle, offering gently sweet black raspberry and cola flavors and a spicy topnote that builds with air. Finishes with excellent clarity and thrust, picking up fine-grained tannins that provide focus and gentle grip. Very accessible now, with decanting, but this wine has the depth to age."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    91 PTS - 2012 Pinot Noir - Starr Ridge
    "Bright ruby-red. Sexy, spice-tinged aromas of cherry, black raspberry and vanilla, with a subtle floral note building in the glass. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering juicy red and dark berry flavors and a touch of spicecake. Shows very soft tannins on a silky finish that prolongs the spice and dark berry notes. Drinking very nicely already, with no rough edges."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    90+ PTS - 2012 Pinot Noir - Campbell Ranch
    "Vivid ruby-red. Displays minerally, lively red fruit and floral scents, along with notes of sassafras and licorice. Sappy, sharply focused redcurrant and bitter cherry flavors put on weight with air and pick up a sweet cola quality. Becomes more tightly wound on a finish that strongly repeats the cherry and cola notes. This youthful wine really deserves some patience."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    91 PTS - 2011 Soul Patch Pinot Noir
    "Deep red. High-pitched aromas and flavors of red berries, candied rose and allspice, with a subtle cola nuance coming up with air. ... tightly focused, offering tangy raspberry and bitter cherry .... Dusty tannins provide shape to a very persistent, spice-accented finish..."
  • Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
    90 PTS - 2011 Starr Ridge Pinot Noir
    "Vivid red. Sexy, expressive aromas of raspberry, candied rose and allspice, with a bright mineral overtone. Fresh and focused on the palate, offering tangy red fruit flavors and a subtle note of cola that adds depth. Closes with sneaky, very soft tannins and a lingering floral nuance...."

Awards and Accolades

Recent Awards
2013 Rhone Shootout
2010 Marco Mistral Red Blend - 5♥, 94PTS
2010 Syrah, Estate Soul Patch - 5♥, 94PTS

2013 North Coast Wine Competition
2011 Horseshoe Bend Pinot - Gold, 93PTS

2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo
2010 Horseshoe Bend Pinot - Double Gold
2010 Soul Patch Pinot - Double Gold
2010 Starr Ridge Pinot - Double Gold
2009 Cuvee Luke - Gold

2012 North of the Gate Wine Competition
2009 Syrah "Guyzer Block" - Gold Medal, Best of Class

2012 California State Fair Wine Competition
2009 Syrah "Guyzer Block" - Gold Medal, Best of Class

Archive of Awards

Cabernet Sauvignon Chardonnay Cuvee Luke Pinot Noir, Campbell Ranch Pinot Noir, Dutton Ranch Cote' Rose
Pinot Noir, Horseshoe Bend Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Soul Patch Pinot Noir, Starr Ridge Riesling Syrah, Guyzer Block