Accolades

Accolades

  • Moone-Tsai Winemaker-Philippe Melka: Named by Robert Parker as "...one of the top nine winemakers in the world..."
  • "The star among current releases ...with a wine structure that is as precise, supple, and vibrant as Bach's cello suite." - Robb Report
  • Selected and served at the presidential summit attended by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi-Jinping; Rancho-Mirage CA, June 2013
  • 2010 Moone-Tsai Cor Leonis Cabernet
    • "Strikingly beautiful, ...delineated, vibrant, gorgeous"; 94 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    • "Strikingly rich, powerful...Wows with finesse and nuance"; 94 points - Jim Laube, Wine Spectator
    2010 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
    • "Spectacular...with terrific aromatics, admirable ripe fruit, richness and a full-bodied mouth-feel...a big-time winner"; 95 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    2011 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
    • "Silky and refined, intriguing stony character and nicely integrated oak. Fresh acidity extends the flavor of lemon cream through long, subtle finish"; 92 points - Stephen Tanzer, Int'l. Wine Cellar
    2009 Moone-Tsai Cabernet Cor Leonis
    • "Perfectly integrated, balanced, absolutely fabulous..."; 95 points - Wine Enthusiast
    • "Head-turning"; 93 points - CA Connoisseurs' Guide
    • "Absolutely delicious,...striking"; 92 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    • "Dense and powerful, with a long and focused finish. The sum is greater than the parts." 92 points - Jim Laube, Wine Spectator
    2008 Moone-Tsai Cabernet Cor Leonis
    • "Heart of the lion, indeed. Impressively deep, complex, ...remarkable;...the most exciting Cab discovery of 2011"; 96 points - CA Connoisseurs Guide
    • "Rich, refined, ...tempered by firm minerality"; 96 points - Wine Enthusiast
    2008 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 2011 Top 100 Wines of the Year; 95 points - Wine Enthusiast
    • "Rich, ripe, with a fine sense of balance and refinement"; 92 points - CA Connoisseurs' Guide
    2010 Moone-Tsai Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard
    • "Beautifully delineated, gorgeous..."; 93 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    • 92 points - Wine Enthusiast
    2010 Moone-Tsai Napa Valley Chardonnay
    • "Broad, expressive aromas;...supple, full on the palate; 93 points - CA Connoisseurs' Guide
    • "Pure, rich and vibrant"; 91 points -Wine Spectator
    2009 Moone-Tsai Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
    • "One of the year's best"; 94 points - Wine & Spirits
    • "Sleek, beautifully structured, with ripe tannins"; 93 points - Wine Spectator
  • Featured in the Wall Street Journal, Robb Report, Wine Spectator, Wine Enthusiast, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, Decanter Magazine and among "Antonio Galloni's ...New Generation of Cult Wineries"