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We're honored to be included in the writings of some of our favorite wine writers:

What’s The Deal With Orange Wine?  Michelle Williams, Forbes September 2020

  • 2019 Pinot Gris: "Tension between complexity and gulp-ability keeps the palate begging for more."  
  • 2016 Centime: " notes of stone fruit, orange peel, quince paste, dried apricot, and all spice mingle in a rich texture, demonstrating the age-ability of this category. Although tannins are minimal there is structure, depth, and elegance uncommon in this category. Food pairings only limited by imagination."

Six Reasons to Fall in Love with Vermentino  Michelle Williams, Forbes, September 2020

  • 2019 Vermentino: "walks the line of fruity with tropical, stone, and melon, and earthy with crushed stone minerality, with an added touch of floral notes, aged six months in half stainless and neutral barrel create tension between refreshing and rich texture with the palate winning, crafted of organic fruit, low intervention, only sulfur added at bottling"

Two Canned Wines That Are Worth a Damn, Alder Yarrow, Vinography, August 2020

  • "This can of wine can rightfully be described as Kick-Ass Organic Southern-Rhone Party-in-a-Can. It’s delicious, and is not only the best sparkling red wine I’ve ever had from California, it’s the best sparkling red I’ve had that isn’t one of the new-wave Lambruscos that are deservedly turning heads among the wine cognoscenti." 

The coronavirus wine diaries, volume 2 Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle: 2019 Vermentino  'a great choice for many sunny slices of California. This wine is evidence: lemony, waxy and very refreshing, showing grapefruit pith and pine-resin flavors.'

The uniquely ethereal Cinsaults of Lodi’s Bechthold Vineyard Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle: 2017 Cinsault "Exuberant and pure, it finishes with the impression of dusty strawberry.“

"I've pretty much loved every one - Eric Asimov, New York Times "wines from Rhônish / Mediterranean grapes made with a light touch and great finesse"

"Two Shepherds has become a darling of natural wine fans" David McIntyre, Washington Post: 2015 Trousseau Gris

When Low-Alcohol Wine Is a High Priority -Top 5 Choices Lettie Teague, Wall St Journal. 2017 Cinsault "lithe, lively...Earthy.“

"Rhône-Style Rockstars" Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle

"California wine's new paradigm: Bright, juicy, translucent reds" Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle: 2016 Carignan "sings with bright, crushed cranberries and a hint of baby powder.“

"Sonoma Syrah Specialist" Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle

"The Best 50 Wines Under $50, 2019"  Elin McCoy, Bloomberg2018 skin-fermented Pinot Gris  "dry, refreshing, rich-textured example from Sonoma’s Russian River"

Named one of the "52 Top Wineries to Visit in 2018" Esther Mobley, San Francisco Chronicle

"A prototype of how to get [Viognier] right" Jon Bonné, The New California Wine

"The Chronicle Recommends: Grenache Blanc" Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle

"A jewel box of small lot wines" Alder Yarrow, Vinography

"Bucking the Trends" Virginie Boone, Press Democrat

"Maverick Winemakers Follow their Own Tastes"  Marcy Gordon, Sonoma Discoveries

"One of the 6 White Wines You’ll be Sneaking to the Park this Spring" Marissa Ross, Bon Appetit