Selected Accolades

  • Winemaker-Philippe Melka: Named by Robert Parker as " 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
  • "It is rare to see such mastery from a winery...whose wines demonstrate such extraordinary depth and range of expression. Their latest releases announce the arrival of an important new producer that deserves notice from every dyed-in-the-wool devotee of the grape." - California Connoisseurs' Guide, October 2014
  • Selected and served at the presidential summit attended by U.S. President Obama and China's President Xi-Jinping; Rancho-Mirage, California, June 2013
  • 2013 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
    • "...seamless, voluptuously textured..." 95 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    2012 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend
    • "...a magnificent wine, boasting incredible depth, ...and a majestic texture, and finish." 96 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
    2012 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay, Charles Heintz Vineyard
    • "...Full-bodied and impeccably balanced; remarkably rich and very light on its feet. It is a masterful wine that compels contemplation, and it will age famously for many years." 97 points - California Connoisseurs' Guide
    2012 Napa Valley Chardonnay
    • "...a wine of grand depth and breadth, its near-profligate richness is matched by very careful construction, and its very enthusiastic recommendation comes without caveat or condition." 95 points - California Connoisseurs' Guide
    2011 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
    • "...a vibrant, delineated Cabernet loaded with class and personality. This is a drop-dead gorgeous, classy wine, and a clear stand-out among the many 2011's I tasted."; 94 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous
    2010 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
    • "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 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
    2009 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
    • "Perfectly integrated, balanced, absolutely fabulous..."; 95 points - Wine Enthusiast
    • "Head-turning"; 93 points - CA Connoisseurs' Guide
    2008 Cor Leonis Cabernet Sauvignon
    • "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 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 2011 Top 100 Wines of the Year; 95 points - Wine Enthusiast
  • 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"