Award winning wines & accolades

After spending 12 years wanting to stay under the radar, in early 2018 I decided to enter a handful of select wine competitions. It’s a small but important way to honor the wonderful vineyard sources that make our award-winning wines possible! All the wines entered received awards and I plan to enter newer vintages in upcoming years.

As a winemaker, to have my 2013 Sangiacomo Roberts Road Vineyard Pinot Noir chosen as Best of Show at the 2018 Women’s Wine Competition, was a supreme honor. To be recognized by my peers in that way is truly special, but you don’t need to be a woman to appreciate this incredibly appealing wine! I must say, it is showing beautifully, and is nowhere near its peak. You will thank your foresight for buying a case of this now, while we still have some in our cellar.

Scoring a Double Gold for my 2007 Monte Rosso Cabernet, and being named Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the Year at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition,with a score of 95, was continued affirmation that this vineyard is championship material. I’m also jazzed that both my 2012 Chardonnay and Pinot Noir scored Gold with scores of 93, at the same competition.

I also sent some wines out to Rusty Gaffney from PinotFile – and he seemed to appreciate the wines and gave them all scores of 90+.

Double Gold medal winner at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition

2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Double Gold medal winner
Sonoma Cabernet Sauvignon Winery of the year

Gold medal winner at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition

2012 Chardonnay

Gold medal winner

Gold medal winner at the 2018 New York International Wine Competition

2012 Pinot Noir

Gold medal winner

Best of Show at the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition

2013 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

Best of show
Best of class

Best of Class Red Wine with a score of 94!

Silver medal winner at the 11th Annual International Women's Wine Competition

2012 Chardonnay Sangiacomo

Silver medal winner

Silver medal winner at the 11th Annual International Women’s Wine Competition

2012 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

Silver medal winner

2013 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

Laura Ness says...
Winemaker J. Catherine Blagden has a firm grip on the tiller of Pinot Noir. Opening with a Pinot-perfect nose of fresh-tilled soil and strawberry rhubarb compote, this Bad Boy Pinot surfs a serious wave of acid across your palate, delivering big, bold action-packed flavors of roasted rhubarb galette, ripe red plum, sage and basil. There is no finer example of earth, wind and fire in a bottle than this beauty that sprints headlong for the deep dark pine forest through fields of mushrooms, sage and ethereal underbrush. One of our favorite-all-around Pinots of the entire year, we love that it has a bit of age on it, with plenty of spunky fruit to last a decade. Blagden has vintages of this Pinot going back to 2009. A vertical of this could make a great gift to yourself.

2012 Pinot Noir Sangiacomo

What Vivino say...
Catherine Blagden’s genius is found in the details. Her techniques (gathered in Burgundy) add complex aromatics of spice, licorice and forest undergrowth.
She manages the tannins and bulky fruit in a way that seems to stuff this heavyweight boxer perfectly into a tailored suit.
This wine is like a full-body massage in a bottle and what we’re offering today comes only after some very greedy hoarding on our part!

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Holidays!

As a very special holiday offer we are excited to offer you our 2019 Release.

This wine is allocated, but we have set aside a few cases.

If you order 1 or more cases, you will get free shipping and an additional 10% discount.

Limit is 3 cases per wine and only available if you contact us directly using the link below