Carneros Chardonnay Accolades
91 POINTS, EDITOR'S CHOICE
"The flavors veer towards lemon and lime, with hints of tropical fruit and the sweet smokiness of barrel aging. The acidity is vital and rich...develops complexity as it warms and opens up in the glass."
- Wine Enthusiast, October 2012
"Another solid Chardonnay from Gloria, continuing a string of recent successes...with oak, buttered toast, pineapple, creme brulee and custard spice flavors, brightened with exceptionally brisk acidity."
- Wine Enthusiast, April 2012
"A round chardonnay with tasty aromas and flavors. Notes of baked apple, pear, honey and spice. Layered flavors. Nice length."
- Press Democrat, March 2012
2012 Gold Medals
National Orange Wine Competition
Next Generation Wine Competition
Orange County Wine Competition
90 POINTS, EDITOR'S CHOICE
"If you're looking for a more acidic, balanced and minerally Chardonnay, this one's for you. It's crisp and streamlined, but doesn't compromise on flavor, offering tiers of pineapple, papaya, ripe white peach and golden nectarine, made richer with smoky oak."
- Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2009
"...pineapple, lemon and nectarine flavors that have juicy acidity, ending with a refreshing finish. Drink now through 2012."
- Wine Spectator, November 15, 2009
Laurie Daniel, MercuryNews.com, November 11, 2009
September issue of The Tasting Panel
Fred Tasker of the Miami Herald The Miami Herald, September 24, 2009
"A Chardonnay with a silky texture. Tropical flavors of pear and peach. Hint of toast. Good acidity."
- The Press Democrat,July 26, 2009
2011 Gold Medals
Winemaker Challenge International Wine Competition - Platinum
2010 Gold Medals
Grand Harvest Awards
International Eastern Wine Competition
Indiana Wine Competition
Sommelier Challenge - Platinum
2009 Gold Medals
North of the Gate Wine Competition
2009 Gold Medals
Florida State Fair International Wine Competition
Pacific Rim Wine Competition
National Women's Wine Competition