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2017

10/1/2017 - Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Bronze - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label

8/24/2017 - Huffington Post
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For a nearby winery visit, don't miss a local favorite, B.R. Cohn. The family owned vineyard sells savory olive oils, vinegars, and a buttery 2016 Sauvignon Blanc with citrus notes that is a highlight in its wine collection.
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7/7/2017 - Wine Enthusiast
87 Points - 2015 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo

7/1/17 - 2017 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold & 95 Points - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Silver - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label

6/20/2017 - 2017 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Silver – Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gold – Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Best of Show & Double Gold – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Lime Olive Oil
Bronze – Basil-Garlic Olive Oil

6/6/2017 - 7X7
Where to Drink Wine & Hear Live Music in Wine Country This Summer
Take your Sunday Funday to B.R. Cohn where an afternoon of wine, oysters and live music will ease you into Monday.
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6/5/2017 - Wine Enthusiast
88 Points - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
86 Points - 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label

6/1/2017 – 2017 Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Gold & 92 Points - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Silver - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label
Silver - 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label

6/1/17 - Tasters Guild International Wine Judging 2017
Double Gold – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label
Gold – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Silver – 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label

5/30/17 - Critics Challenge International Wine Competition 2017
93 Pts & Critics Gold – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label

4/1/2017 - 2017 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
88 Pts, Silver - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
88 Pts, Silver - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
95 Pts, Best of Class of Region, Gold - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label
91 Pts, Silver – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label

4/1/2017 - 2017 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Gold - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Silver - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label

4/1/2017 - 2017 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Gold & 91 Points - 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Gold & 91 Points - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label
Gold & 91 Points – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label
Silver – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

3/1/2017 - 2017 TEXSOM International Wine Awards
Gold – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

1/26/2017 - 2017 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label

1/16/2017 - 2017 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
Gold – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver – 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Silver – 2015 Pinot Noir, Silver Label
Silver – 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label

1/1/2017 - 2017 Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition
Double Gold, Reserve Class Champion - 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Silver - 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Silver - 2015 Chardonnay, Silver Label

2016

9/27/2016 - Sommelier Challenge International Wine & Spirits Challenge
Gold & 92 points – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Gold & 91 Points – 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Silver – 2015 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Silver - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

9/26/2016 - 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Silver – 2015 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Silver - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

9/10/2016 - 2016 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Best of Show, Double Gold – Raspberry Champagne Vinegar
Gold – California Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gold – Sonoma Syrah Vinegar
Silver – Olive Hill Estate Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Tuscan Blend Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Cabernet Vinegar
Silver – California Golden Balsamic Vinegar
Silver – Champagne Vinegar

8/25/2016 - Inspirato Magazine | Summer/Fall 2016
A Force of Nature - Bruce Cohn thought managing a superstar rock band was hard. Then he started making wine.
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6/15/2016 - 2016 San Francisco International Wine Competition
Double Gold, 94 Points - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Double Gold, 94 Points - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Double Gold, 95 Points - 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Gold, 90 Points - 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

6/8/2016 - Sunset International Wine Competition
Gold - 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

6/2/2016 – Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Gold, 93 Points – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Gold, 90 Points – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Gold, 90 points – 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Gold, 90 points – 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

6/1/2016 – San Diego International Wine Competition
Gold, 90 Points – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver, 89 Points – 2014 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Silver, 89 Points – 2014 Chardonnay, Carneros, Sangiacomo

5/4/2016 – 2016 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition
Best of Class, Gold – 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Label
Gold – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Silver – 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Silver – 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo

5/1/2016 – NorthBay Biz Magazine – Best of 2016
Voted Best Cabernet Sauvignon in the North Bay

3/28/2016 – 2016 Critic's Challenge International Wine & Spirits Competition
Critics Gold, 93 Points – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Critics Silver, 88 Points – 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Critics Silver, 89 Points – 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo

1/15/2016 – 2016 San Francisco Chronicle International Wine Competition
Gold – 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Silver – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Gold Label

2015

11/24/2015 – Houston Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition
Reserve Grand Champion, Best of Show, Double Gold – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate
Top White Wine, Class Champion, Double Gold – 2014 Chardonnay, Sangiacomo
Silver – 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

11/6/2015 – San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo International Wine Competition
Gold – 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Olive Hill Estate

9/9/2015 – 2015 Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold – 2014 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Best of Show & Double Gold – Raspberry Champagne Vinegar
Double Gold – Sonoma Syrah Vinegar
Gold – Champagne Vinegar
Silver – Chardonnay Vinegar
Bronze – Cabernet Vinegar
Bronze – Pear Chardonnay Vinegar
Bronze – California Golden Balsamic Vinegar

6/17/2015 – 2015 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
94 Points, Gold ~ 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
91 Points ~ 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
91 Points ~ 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
89 Points ~ 2012 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
88 Points ~ 2013 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon

5/29/15 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Gold ~ Olive Hill Estate Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4/13/15 – Yolo County California Olive Oil Competition
Gold ~ Olive Hill Estate Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4/1/15 – Wine Enthusiast
90 Points ~ 2011 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

2/1/15 – Wine Enthusiast Buyer’s Guide
90 Points ~ 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
“A barrel-fermented Chardonnay with creamy texture, this opens with bright, prominent Meyer lemon notes before delving into softer flavors of pear and vanilla on the midpalate. The acidity holds through to the finish, accented by a touch of honey. —V.B.”
88 Points ~ 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from both Napa County (67%) and Sonoma County (33%), Gold Label is a new line for the winery, meant to represent its ultra-premium collection of Cabernet. Howell Mountain and Atlas Peak are represented, as is the B.R. Cohn Olive Hill estate vineyard. Minty, with traces of cedar and cranberry, it offers firm tannins and a black cherry finish. —V.B.”

1/13/15 – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Double Gold ~ 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold ~ 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Gold ~ 2012 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver ~ 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2014

12/30/14 – Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr
92 Points ~ 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
“This gorgeous 2013 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard is one of the finest B.R. Cohn Chardonnays I have tasted. This 100% barrel fermented Chardonnay aged in new French oak exhibits plenty of honeyed pear, apricot, lemon blossom, tangerine and pineapple characteristics. Medium to full-bodied flavors are buttressed by crisp acids in this fresh, lively, long white. Drink it over the next 4-5 years”
89 Points ~ 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“A cross-valley of 67% Napa and 33% Sonoma fruit, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Gold Label reveals a touch of charcoal intermixed with lots of creme de cassis, black cherry, licorice and background oak. Medium to full-bodied and well-made with excellent purity, texture and length, it should drink well for 10-15 years.”

12/29/14 – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition
Double Gold/Class Champion ~ 2013 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Double Gold/Class Champion ~ 2011 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Gold ~ 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver ~ 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver ~ 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay

12/15/2014 – Press Democrat
2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“A cab with a great structure and an impressive silky texture. It has a lovely core of fruit. Notes of cherry, plum, herbs and subtle spice. Nice length. Impressive” ~ Peg Melnik

12/1/2014 – Wine & Spirit
90 Points ~ 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
A great rib eye wine, this balances its sweet, plump blueberry tones with an impressive tannin density that seems to absorb the wine’s heady alcohol, making it feel serious rather than just massive. It holds together with air and can stand some time in the cellar.

10/21/2014 – WineReviewOnline.com
91 Points ~ 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Admirers of big, whack ‘em – smack ‘em Cabernet that is just bursting with California ripe fruit will have plenty of reasons to fall in love with this wine. But there’s more to it than simply brawn, for this Cab is also blessed with plenty of sinewy tension that keeps it smart and focused. BR Cohn is one of Sonoma’s most venerable producers, and the Cabernet from Olive Hill is one of the main reasons why. ~ Marguerite Thomas

10/7/2014 – WineReviewOnline.com
93 Points ~ 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Tasted blind at the Sonoma County Harvest Fair wine competition, this sumptuous beauty was a double gold medal winner and the consensus favorite of the judges who evaluated it. Rich but impeccably balanced, it shows apple, citrus, and tropical fruit, with a creamy overlay from a judicious use of oak. It may not be available in all markets yet, but it definitely is a wine to look for in the months ahead. ~ Paul Lukacs

9/25/2014 – 2014 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
98 Points, Best of California, Best of Class, Double Gold – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points, Gold – 2012 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
93 Points, Silver – 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
90 Points, Silver – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
87 Points, Bronze – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Zinfandel

9/22/14 – Beverage Dynamics
90 Points – 2012 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“New packaging for this classy, medium-bodied red with nice richness and full black fruit flavors; sourced from Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake Counties”

9/21/14 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Best of Class & Double Gold – 2013 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Double Gold – 2010 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc
Gold – 2013 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Silver – 2011 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

9/20/14 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Double Gold – Raspberry Champagne Vinegar
Gold – Pear Chardonnay Vinegar
Gold – California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gold – Unfiltered California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Organic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Cabernet Vinegar
Silver – Champagne Vinegar
Silver – Chardonnay Vinegar
Silver – Sonoma Syrah Vinegar
Silver – California Golden Balsamic Vinegar
Bronze – Estate Picholine Olive Oil

8/20/14 – Restaurant Wine
3 Stars – 2012 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“B.R. Cohn’s Cabernet seem to be on the upswing. The Silver Label bottling is a fine value: a supple, full bodied, moderately complex, balanced wine with moderate depth and a long finish, tasting of cherry, cassis, eucalyptus, aged in French oak barrels. 19,000 cases. 14.3%
4 Stars – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“The Gold Label bottling is intensely flavored, full bodies, and lightly tannic, with firm acidity, and pronounced eucalyptus mint character (with overtones of black cherry, cassis, red licorice, spicy oak, and cooked meat). Very long finish. Can be aged further. Aged in French oak barrels. 4,800 cases. 14.5%” [2015-2017]
4 Stars – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“A fine Cabernet in a complex, supple style. It is full bodied, smooth and long on the palate, and lightly tannic and persistent on the finish, tasting of cassis, cherry, toast, spicy oak, mint, and cedar. Excellent. Aged 18-22 months in French oak barrels. 56% new. 3,000 cases. 14.5%” [2015-2020]
3 Stars – 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
“Very good Chardonnay: round, full bodied, and intensely flavored, with toasty oak, green apple, grapefruit, and pineapple aromas/flavors. Medium long finish. 60% ML. Aged 10 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. 1,500 cases.” [2015-2016]

8/18/14 – The Tasting Panel
93 Points – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Spice and mint in the nose; smooth, lush and generous with lovely plum, blackberry and cassis; elegant structure and juicy style; a dazzler.” ~ Anthony Dias Blue

8/6/14 – Durham Magazine
92 Points – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Broodingly opaque color. Spicy black cherry elements bounce from the glass with suggestions of black currant, plum and cedar-like underpinnings. The concentration on the nose is generous but lithe. Flavors are full bodied and already luscious with dark fruits coating the palate along with a warm texture, excellent acidity to refresh and firm tannins. A beautiful wine that offers great structure and excitement for a very fair price. Bravo to winemaker Tom Montgomery. (67% Napa, 33% Sonoma.) Drink now-2024.”

8/5/14 – Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine
88 Points – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“No question that this is an easy wine to like. It is mellow, fruity, a touch direct and more oriented to red cherries than to black. Its sweet oak and its young, somewhat frontal fruit remind a bit of Merlot, but, let’s not hold that against it since it does live in claret territory. Its mild tannins allow early drinking…”

8/5/14 – California Grapevine
88 Points – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Medium-dark purplish ruby; attractive, eartly, cedary, black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with hints of sage and mocha; medium-full to full body; forward, rich, plummy, cassis and dark berry fruit flavors with a hint of dark chocolate; medium-full to full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Well balanced and approachable now, though deserving a few more years of bottle aging. Highly recommended.”

8/6/14 – Orange County Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Gold – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold – 2012 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Gold – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver – 2012 Gold Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze – 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Bronze – 2010 Sonoma Valley Malbec

7/7/14 – 2014 Dallas Morning News International Wine Competition
Gold – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze – 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir
Bronze – 2011 Sangiacomo Chardonnay

4/1/14 – Wine & Spirits Magazine
90 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“A great rib eye wine, this balances its sweet, plump blueberry tones with an impressive tannin density that seems to absorb the wine’s heady alcohol, making it feel serious rather than just massive. It holds together with air and can stand some time in the cellar.”

4/1/14 – Wine Enthusiast
87 Points – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon

3/14/14 – 2014 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo Wine Competition
Silver – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

2/27/14 – Dan Berger’s Vintage Experiences
Wine of the Week – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“The 2011 red wines from California’s North Coast are not beloved by many wine publications because the wines were generally a bit lighter and more elegant based on the cold weather and a late rain. This wine is a classic example of why those other reviewers are wrong. The aroma is bright and varietal (!), the tannins appropriate to a dinner wine, and the overall flavors are lovely. Often seen under $20, and at that a bargain!”

1/13/14 – San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Best of Class – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Silver – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

1/1/14 – California Grapevine
87 Points – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Medium ruby; fragrant, black cherry fruit aroma with hints of cassis and green olive; medium-full body; somewhat simple, currant and dark cherry flavors with light herbal notes; medium-full tannin; lingering aftertaste.”

2013

12/30/13 – Wine Advocate, Robert Parker, Jr
91 Points – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
“Made from the estate’s finest lots and vineyard parcels, possesses a similar nearly opaque dark ruby/purple color as well as chewy black currant fruit, cedarwood, licorice and well concealed oak. Savory, with slightly finer-grained tannins… this strong effort admirably displays what Cabernet Sauvignon can achieve in the Sonoma Valley. Drink it over the next decade”
90 Points – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“Offers a big sweet nose of creme de cassis and black cherries, a medium to full bodied mouthfeel, and outstanding texture as well as richness. One of the most impressive Cabernet Sauvignons from B.R. Cohn in a number of years, it should drink well for a decade or more.”
87 Points – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Zinfandel
“Spicy, peppery 2010 Zinfandel Olive Hill Estate Vineyards is medium bodied with attractive briery fruit. It should be consumed over the next 3-4 years.”

12/13/13 – Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition
Double Gold – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Silver – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

12/12/2013 – California Grapevine
88 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“Medium-dark ruby; attractive, forward, deep, plummy, spicy, cassis and black cherry fruit aroma with a hint of dark chocolate; full of body; plummy, ripe, extracted, currant and black cherry… lingering aftertaste. Highly recommended.”

12/9/13 – Press Democrat
This Week’s Wine Pick: 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“A supple cab with complexity. Aromas and flavors of black currant, cherry, plum and anise. Ripe tannins. Long finish.” -Peg Melnik

12/9/13 – Food & Beverage World
87 Points – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“A bouquet of blackberry jam, currants, black cherries, toasty oak, and earth greets the senses. Flavors of blackberry, cherry, and black currant mingle with suggestions of vanilla and anise on the palate. A rich, bold Cabernet with mouthfilling tannins, if you have red meat for Christmas dinner, this is a wine to pair with your meal.”
86 Points – 2011 Silver Label Chardonnay
“Notes of apples, pear, and creamy oak come together on the nose. A sip delivers flavors of tart lemon, green apple, and crisp pear with accents of toasty oak and butter. An easygoing Chardonnay with citrusy highlights, try a bottle with grilled chicken or halibut.”

12/3/2013 – WineReviewOnline.com
90 Points – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
“B.R. Cohn is generally associated most closely with top-notch Sonoma Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, so Pinot Noir from this producer seems a bit of a stretch. Not so, however, as this beauty from Russian River Valley vineyards demonstrates. With an earthy, forest-floor bouquet and intense aromas of black cherry and strawberry, it is lush and supple on the palate and thoroughly charming.” – Robert Whitley

12/1/13 – Wine Enthusiast
90 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“A fine Cabernet, one of the best from Sonoma Valley. It’s dry and firm in tannins, with complex black cherry, licorice, mocha and cedar flavors. A little softer and broader than a comparably-priced Napa Cab, it’s no less age worthy. Drink now–2020.” —S.H.
90 Points – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
“This is the winery’s best Pinot since 2007… The raspberry, cherry, cola and sandalwood flavors are housed in a tart, silky texture. Grilled tuna strongly suggests itself.” —S.H.
86 Points – 2011 Silver Label Chardonnay
“Sourced from a host of vineyards, many of them in Sonoma County, this is an intensely dark, weighty Chardonnay with a taste of sour lemon and apple, rich in oak with a clean finish.” —V.B.

12/1/13 – Connoisseur’s Guide to California Wine
87 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
85 Points – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon

11/19/13 – WineReviewOnline.com
93 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“Bruce Cohn’s Olive Hill Vineyard has long been one of the sweet spots for Sonoma County Cabernet. Situated on east-facing slopes along Highway 12 between Sonoma and Santa Rosa, this vineyard is located in a unique warm spot in an otherwise cool area for Cab. The result is a lush, rich Cabernet that is easily one of the best in Sonoma when it’s good… B.R. Cohn pretty much nailed it.” – Robert Whitley

9/28/13 – PinotFile
91 Points – 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir
“Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Very aromatic initially, offering bright aromas of Bing cherries, cola and toasty oak. Discreetly concentrated core of nicely ripened Bing cherry fruit with accents of cola, mocha, brown spice and oak flavors clothed in soft, dry tannins. The immensely appealing velvety mouth feel is a clincher. This wine will have wide appeal.”

9/25/13 – GrapeLines
Review of 2011 Kosher Trestle Glen Cabernet Sauvignon… Read More

9/25/13 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair
Double Gold – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Gold – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

9/20/13 – The Tasting Panel September 2013 Newsletter
91 Points – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
“Velvety smooth and showing cassis, cherry and plum fruit with soft, sweet oak and excellent structure; ripe and generous with depth, concentration and style; long and lovely.”
89 Points – 2011 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
“Smooth and ripe with juicy raspberry, cassis and plum; fresh and vibrant with vanilla-tinged oak and soft spices; delish!”

6/20/13 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair Olive Oil Competition
Double Gold – Blood Orange Olive Oil
Double Gold – Meyer Lemon Olive Oil
Silver – Picholine Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Lime Olive Oil
Silver – Basil-Garlic Olive Oil

6/19/13 – California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Silver – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir

6/17/13 – Wine Enthusiast
90 Points – 2010 Olive Hill Estate Zinfandel
88 Points – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel

6/6/13 – Orange County Wine Society Commercial Wine Competition
Gold – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Gold – 2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Silver – 2010 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Silver – 2009 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze – 2010 Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc

5/6/13 – Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Gold & 95 Points – 2010 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
“Classic mix of boysenberry & pepper, nice density and long finish.”

4/6/13 – California Olive Oil Council Olive Oil Competition
Gold – Estate Picholine Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Gold – Organic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Tuscan Blend California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Silver – Unfiltered California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2/1/13 – Wine & Spirits Magazine
90 Points – 2007 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
“An elegant Cabernet with eucalyptus spice and cherry leaf scents, this builds toward cherry and currant-scented fruit. It’s a dry wine that manages to feel round, with a lasting flavor that carries its share of alcohol as well as fruit. Decant it for seared duck breast.”

2012

9/12/12 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Vinegar Competition
Best of Show, Double Gold – Raspberry Champagne Vinegar
Double Gold – Chardonnay Vinegar
Silver – Pear Chardonnay Vinegar
Silver – Cabernet Vinegar
Bronze – Champagne Vinegar
Bronze – California Golden Balsamic Vinegar

9/1/12 – Wine Enthusiast
94 Points -2007 Special Selection Cabernet Sauvignon
“Dramatic, powerful flavors of blackberries and cassis liqueur explode in this wine—the classic markers of great Cabernet Sauvignon. At the same time, it shows softly refined tannins that make it firm but drinkable now. With a long, spicy finish, it shows considerable complexity. Best now; it will gradually lose fruit for another 6–7 years.” – S.H.
87 Points – 2010 Carneros Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay

7/31/12 – Wine Spectator
85 Points – 2010 Silver Label Chardonnay

7/1/12 – Wine Enthusiast
87 Points – 2010 Silver Label Chardonnay
“The Sonoma Valley-based winery has sourced from all over for this wine and from a wide selection of clones. This wine is attractively priced for its crisp and lively golden delicious apple flavors and smoky oak presence. Richly textured, the finish is all about lemon. ” -v.b.

6/22/12 – Sonoma County Harvest Fair Professional Olive Oil Competition
Double Gold: Unfiltered California Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Double Gold: Blood Orange California Olive Oil
Double Gold: Meyer Lemon California Olive Oil
Silver: Basil-Garlic California Olive Oil
Silver: Lime California Olive Oil
Silver: Organic California Extra Virgin Olive Oil

6/15/12 – California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Best of Class, Gold, 94 Pts: 2009 Mendocino County Barbera
Gold, 94 Pts: 2010 Sangiacomo Carneros Chardonnay
Gold, 94 Pts: 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir
Bronze, 86 Pts: 2009 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon

6/8/12 – Orange County Fair Commercial Wine Competition
Silver: 2009 Mendocino County Barbera
Silver: 2010 Sangiacomo Carneros Chardonnay

5/29/12 – Los Angeles International Wine & Spirits Competition
Best of Class, Gold, 93 Pts: 2009 Mendocino County Barbera
Best of Class, Gold, 92 Pts: 2009 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver: 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Bronze: 2010 Sangiacomo Chardonnay
Bronze: 2009 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon

4/17/12 – Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition
Silver: Lime California Olive Oil
Bronze: Meyer Lemon California Olive Oil
Bronze: Blood Orange California Olive Oil

4/12/12 – Wine Enthusiast – July Issue
87 Points: 2010 Silver Label Chardonnay

4/10/12 – Yolo County California Olive Oil Competition
Best of Class & Gold: Lime California Olive Oil
Silver: Meyer Lemon California Olive Oil
Bronze: Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Bronze: Unfiltered Extra Virgin Olive Oil

4/3/12 – Wine & Spirits Magazine – Annual Restaurant Poll
Silver Label Cabernet Voted #11 Most Popular CabernetRead More

4/2/12 – Jerry Mead’s New World Intl. Wine Competition
Best of Class & Gold: 2009 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver: 2010 Silver Label Chardonnay
Silver: 2008 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon

1/7/12 – S.F. Chronicle Wine Competition
Gold: 2009 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir
Silver: 2010 Robledo Vineyards Chardonnay
Silver: 2009 Sonoma Valley Zinfandel
Silver: 2009 Sonoma Valley Primitivo
Silver: 2009 Silver Label Cabernet Sauvignon
Silver: 2008 Olive Hill Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Bronze: 2010 Sangiacomo Vineyards Chardonnay

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