Awards

KOKOMO 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Timber Crest Vineyard (rated 91 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine

KOKOMO 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 92 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine

KOKOMO 2015 Grenache Rosé, North Coast (rated 89 ponts) and 2015 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 88 points) featured in: 9 Pretty Pinks from California, by Tim Fish

KOKOMO 2013 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Vineyard,Dry Creek Valley (rated 90 points) featured in article: 10 Knockout Zinfandels from Napa and Sonoma, by Tim Fish

KOKOMO 2012 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 89 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine, in article: 12 Festive Rosés From California, by Tim Fish

KOKOMO 2010 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Timber Crest Vineyard (rated 91 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine, in article: 12 Outstanding California Zinfandels,by Tim Fish

KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 92 points) featured in Wine Spectator Magazine, in article: Zinfandel Elegance, by Tim Fish 

KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Timber Crest Vineyard (rated 90 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine

KOKOMO 2008 Cuvee "4791", Dry Creek Valley (rated 89 points) in article, California Merlot and Zinfandel, by WINE SPECTATOR


Kokomo 2014 Zinfandel, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard- 90pts

"The 2014 Zinfandel Winemaker’s Reserve Pauline's Vineyard has an inky bluish/purple color that is much deeper than its sidekick (the 2014 Zinfandel), with loads of blueberry and blackberry fruit in the nose. Medium to full-bodied with great acidity, purity and depth, this is a star. Drink it over the next 8-10 years."


 

Kokomo 2015 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points. "Fragrantly floral, this stunner offers delightful bursts of lemon, grapefruit and pomelo, as well as succulent raspberry. The acidity is persistent and tangy. Light-bodied and yet complex, it's easy to love and enjoy being just right for the table, beach blanket or kayak."

Kokomo 2014 Grenache , Dry Creek Valley rated 93 points. "This producer is showing true skill with this variety, vibrant in red and black cherry and cassis. Bright and satisfyingly generous on the palate, it's succulent as well as being earthy, with lingering layers of black pepper and cinnamon. It never gets heavy or burdensome, maintaining a fleetness of freshness that's irresistible."

Kokomo 2014 Pinot Noir , Winemaker's ReservePeters Vineyard rated 91 points

Kokomo 2014 Zinfandel, Winemaker's Reserve, Timber Crest Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points.

Kokomo 2014 Zinfandel, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 91 points.

Kokomo 2013 Pinot Noir, Winemaker's Reserve, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast rated 94 points.  "This wine speaks to cool-climate with a crispness of rhubarb and strawberry deftly held together by beguiling cinnamon, clove and a bouquet of rose petals. Spicy in acidity, it evolves in the glass to become velvety and seductive in texture, ending in a lingering warmth and depth."

Kokomo 2013 Cuvée, Sonoma County rated 93 points/Editors Choice.  "Toasty graham crackers and nutmeg make for a compelling entry into this wine, a blend of Petite Sirah, Merlot, Carignan, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Syrah and Mourvèdre. The disparate elements come together in a bold, concentrated way, the tannins integrated around dark, black fruit and leathery black pepper."

Kokomo 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth’s Vineyard, Alexander Valley rated 92 points/Editor's Choice.  "This lovely vineyard-designate opens in cherry-berry cobbler, becoming luxurious and weighty on the palate while remaining juicy and expansive, too. Dusty tannins provide a structure and backbone before Tahitian vanilla marks the long finish. This wine is entirely enjoyable now but should thrive in the cellar through 2025."

Kokomo 2013 Zinfandel, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points/Editor's Choice.  "This lovely wine sings in rich red and black berries, a celebration of juicy, ripe fruit that’s balanced by a firmness of acidity. Inviting wafts of clove and vanilla play backup with finesse, atop soft, well-behaved tannins."

Kokomo 2013 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill Block, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast rated 92 points/Editor's Choice. "Light in color this wine features gorgeous acidity and a lining of fresh, vibrant red cherry, adorned completely by a pretty rose-petal bouquet. Though gentle in color and body, the texture moves along, providing plenty of body to keep the wine freshly alive."

Kokomo 2013 Grenache, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points. "Alluring red cherry wraps itself around a velvety texture with tannic foundation and a substantial mouthfeel. Though powerful, it’s sexy and floral, with buoyant acidity and weight."

Kokomo 2013 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 91 points. "Smoky red and black berry wrap themselves around a full-bodied expression of fruit and introverted oak, managing to provide texture and body through a foundation of well-managed acidity. With a grippiness on the finish, the wine offers velvety power and finesse."

Kokomo 2013 Zinfandel, Rockpile Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 91 points. "One of the producer’s smallest-production offerings, this wine displays depth and character, with a complementary tension between plum and cherry versus smoke and leather. Subtle in all its characteristics, it finishes with a burst of flavor and intensity."

Kokomo 2014 Grenache Rosé, Pauline’s Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley rated 91 points. "The vineyard-designated Grenache grapes are given a whole-berry press before fermenting in stainless steel, encouraging the lithe strawberry and watermelon essence of this wine to sing unabashedly, adorned by supporting minerality and an overall lightness of being. This is a lovely sipper for all manner of moments."

Kokomo 2013 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley rated 90 points.  "Spicy and refined in black and white pepper, this memorable red traffics in all the classic characteristics of leather and tobacco with dark, brooding red and black fruit. Medium in body and length, it finishes with a refreshing element of black cherry and cola, calling out for barbecued meat treated with the same care."

Kokomo 2013 Chardonnay, Peters Vineyard, Russina River Valley rated 90 points.  "Fully caramelized in oak, this wine shows flavors of ripe baked apple and pear within a full-bodied, concentrated style that’s completely satisfying. Well made and tasty, it finishes in a swirl of Tahitian vanilla and crème brûlée."

Kokomo 2012 Timber Crest Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel rated 93 points. "There's something special about this Zin, given a handful of Petite Sirah for aromatic depth.  It opens with supple, high-toned rasberry and cherry before delving into a layering of dusty, cinnamon spice.  Juicy, alive and fresh, it delivers a cherry-vanilla finish.— V.B

Kokomo 2012 Pauline's Vineyard, Winemaker's Reserve, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel rated 91 points. "Smoky aromas give this wine allure, its layers of flavor soft and flowery, accented by red berry fruit. On the elegant spectrum of the variety, the wine is fairly subtle, with an evolving cinnamon spiciness to the finish." — V.B. 

Kokomo 2011 Pauline’s Vineyard, Grenache Rosé, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points/ Editors’ Choice.  “This is what rosé should be: pale in color, dry, delicate and tart in acidity, with subtle but complex herb, tea, orange zest and spice flavors. It represents a significant milestone in California rosés.” — S.H.

Kokomo 2010 Peters Vineyard, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley rated 92 points/ Editors’ Choice.  “This shows a fine balance of citrus and tropical fruit richness with a firm minerality, and the oak is pleasantly in the background. A touch of lees character gives it a Champagne-like doughiness.” — S.H.

Kokomo 2008 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast rated 93 points.


June 15, 2014:

KOKOMO 2012 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley, rated 91 points

KOKOMO 2012 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard Winemaker's Reserve, Sonoma Coast, rated 90 points

KOKOMO 2012 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill, Sonoma Coast, rated 90 points


 

Medal Winners

2017 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF CLASS:  2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth's Vineyard, Alexander Valley 
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2015 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2015 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill Block, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
  • GOLD: 2014 Grenache, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2015 Cuvée, Sonoma County
  • GOLD: 2015 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley

2016 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF CLASS:  2013 Merlot, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley 
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2014 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill Block, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
  • GOLD: 2014 Grenache, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2012 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2014 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

2015 HARVEST FAIR AWARDS

  • GOLD:  2012 Sparkling Wine, Blanc de Blanc, Russian River Valley 
  • GOLD: 2013 Grenache, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
  • GOLD: 2013 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD: 2013 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

2015 PRESS DEMOCRAT NORTH COAST WINE CHALLENGE

  • BEST OF CLASS:  2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth's Vineyard, Alexander Valley 
  • GOLD: 2013 Grenache, Dry Creek Valley

2015 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF CLASS: 2012 Chardonnay, Winemaker's Reserve Mukaida, Peters Vineyard, Russian River Valley
  • GOLD: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth's Vineyard, Alexander Valley
  • GOLD: 2013 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley

2014 Indy Internantional Wine Competition

  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2012 Dry Creek Valley, Grenache
  • GOLD: 2012 Timber Crest Vineyards, Malbec

2014 PRESS DEMOCRAT NORTH COAST WINE CHALLENGE

  • GOLD: Best of Show 2013 Pauline's Vineyard, Grenache Rosé
  • GOLD: 2012 Dry Creek Valley, Grenache
  • GOLD: 2012 Russian River, Pinot Noir

2014 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • GOLD: 2012 Timber Crest Vineyards, Zinfandel
  • GOLD: 2012 Russian River, Pinot Noir

2013 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2011 Claret
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2011 Timber Crest Vineyard, Zinfandel
  • GOLD: 2011 Pauline's Vineyard, Zinfandel

2013 PRESS DEMOCRAT NORTH COAST WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF SONOMA COUNTY: 2012 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard,Dry Creek Valley (98 points)
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2012 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (98 points)
  • 2010 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (96 points)
  • 2011 Zinfandel, Paulines Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (93 points)