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Selected Accolades

“It is rare to see such mastery from a winery...whose wines demonstrate such extraordinary depth and range of expression...”

Winemaker-Philippe Melka: Named by Robert Parker as " of the top nine winemakers in the world..."

"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

"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, California, June 2013

2016 Cor Leonis

Scheduled release September 2019

"...exuberant, full, rich and powerful with velvety tannins"
96 points - Robert Parker

2016 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

Scheduled release September 2019

"...full-bodied, vibrant, expressive"
98 points - Robert Parker

2016 Paige Cuvée Chardonnay

"...reveals delicate nuances of fresh grapefruit, lemongrass and spiced apple with touches of ginger and coriander seed."
95 points - Robert Parker

2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Scheduled release November 2018

"full-bodied, firm, grainy; lively great intensity of black, blue fruits"
93 points - Robert Parker

2015 Cor Leonis

"Rich, ...lovely, velvety, delicious, ...A BLOCKBUSTER!"
95 points - Robert Parker

2015 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

"Big, rich, with firm, fine tannins;...offers tons of layers"
96 points - Robert Parker

2014 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

96 points - Antonio Galloni

2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93 points - Robert Parker

2014 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

93 points - Robert Parker

2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

94 points - Antonio Galloni

2014 Cor Leonis

"a nuanced, deep wine that marries finesse with power..."
95 points - Antonio Galloni

2013 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

"...a magnificent wine, with lovely blueberry, blackberry fruit intermixed with notions of licorice, vanillin..."
96 points - Robert Parker

2013 Cor Leonis

"...seamless, voluptuously textured..."
95 points - Robert Parker

2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

"...another fabulous wine from Moone-Tsai; gorgeous;...blossoms with a compelling array of blue and black stone fruits, with exotic orange peel, spice."
93 points - Antonio Galloni

2013 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

"...laced with orange blossom, apricot, honey, chamomile. Soft, rich, gorgeous and full of personality."
92 points - Antonio Galloni

2013 Napa Valley Chardonnay

" with a real sense of depth and structure. Lemon oil, white flowers, and slate flesh out in an ample, broad Chardonnay endowed with tons of personality."
92 points - Antonio Galloni

2012 Howell Mountain Hillside Blend

"...boasts incredible depth, and a majestic texture, with a finish that lasts 50 seconds."
96 points - Robert Parker

2012 Cor Leonis

"...opulent, full-bodied-rich..."
94 points - Robert Parker

2012 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

"...Masterful, full-bodied and impeccably balanced; remarkably rich and very light on its feet."
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

"...a vibrant, delineated Cabernet loaded with class and personality. This is a drop-dead gorgeous, classy wine."
94 points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous

2010 Cor Leonis

"Strikingly beautiful, ...vibrant, gorgeous"
94 points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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