Press/Accolades

2017

Robert Parker, Wine Advocate Scores Tondre Wines 90+
2013 Tondre Pinot Noir – 90 Points
Pale ruby in color, the 2013 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir gives up slowly evolving kirsch, cranberry sauce and potpourri notes with hints of cinnamon stick and fallen leaves.  Medium-bodied with lovely perfumed red berry preserves, flavors textured by silky tannins, it has plenty of freshness and very good length.

2014 Tondre Chardonnay – 92 Points
The 2014 Tondre Grapefield Chardonnay opens with wonderfully expressive ripe peach, pineapple and pink grapefruit notes with hints of brioche, beeswax and marzipan.  Medium-bodied, it fills the palate with citrus and stone fruit flavors, supported by racy acid and a satiny texture, finishing on a compelling savory note.

2014 Tondre Pinot Noir – 90 Points
Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Tondre Grapefield Pinot Noir has a delicate perfume of cranberries, red cherries and violets with hints of forest floor and fungi.  Medium-bodied and elegantly played in the mouth.  It has a fine-grained backbone and great freshness supporting the perfumed red berry flavors, finishing on an earthy note.

~ As reviewed by Lisa Perrotti-Brown

 

Los Angeles International Wine Competition
Received Best of Class
Received Gold Medal
Received 98 Points
2014 Tondre Pinot Noir
The 2014 Tondre Pinot Noir was # 6 out of 3,002 wines from 991 producers around the globe, and # 3 from all Pinots submitted for evaluation.

Received Gold Medal
Received 95 Points
2014 Tondre Chardonnay

 

Central Coast Wine Competition
The largest wine evaluation event that recognizes wines produced exclusively from vinafera grown on the Central Coast region of California.
Received Best of Class
Received Gold Medal
2013 Tondre Pinot Noir

Received Silver Medal
2013 Tondre Chardonnay

 

Sunset Wine Magazine Competition
Appearing in the October 2017 issue
Received Silver Medal
2013 Tondre Pinot Noir 

 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Received GOLD MEDAL
2014 Tondre Chardonnay

Received SILVER MEDAL
2013 Tondre Chardonnay

 


2016

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Received 93 Points
2013 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Received 91 Points
2013 Tondre Chardonnay

 

Tondre Grapefield Racks Up “Best of Show” Awards
Received BEST OF SHOW RED
Received BEST OF CLASS
Received CHAIRMAN’S AWARD
Dan Berger International Wine Competition
2013 Tondre Grapefields Pinot Noir

Received BEST OF SHOW
San Francisco Chronicle Competition
Sonnet 2013 “Tondre Grapefield” Pinot Noir
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Tondre Grapefield Takes Home “Gold” in Los Angeles
2016 Los Angeles International Wine Competition;

2012 Tondre Pinot Noir – Gold Medal and 93 Points
2013 Tondre Pinot Noir – Gold Medal and 92 Points
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Tondre Grapefield Fruit Wins
Received RED SWEEPSTAKE WINNER
Received RED BEST IN SHOW
2013 Sonnet Cellars Tondre Grapefields Pinot Noir

Received DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2012 Tondre Chardonnay
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2014

Vineyard & Winery Management
2014 Grand Harvest Awards

Received BEST IN CLASS
Received GOLD MEDAL
2011 Tondre Pinot Noir

Received DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2012 Tondre Chardonnay

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition
Received SILVER MEDAL
2011 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Received 91 Points, Chosen as Cellar’s Selection
2012 Tondre Chardonnay

Received 91 Points
2011 Tondre Pinot Noir
Wine and Spirits Magazine
Received 91 Points
2011 Tondre Pinot Noir

Grand Harvest Award Competition
SILVER MEDAL
2010 Tondre Pinot Noir

Grand Harvest Award Competition
SILVER MEDAL
2010 Tondre Pinot Noir

2013

Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL
2010 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Los Angeles International Wine Competition
SILVER MEDAL
2010 Tondre Chardonnay

 

Riverside International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2010 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

2012

Appellation America
Best of Appellation, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2009 Tondre Pinot Noir
“Its medium garnet color hints at the considerable aromatic development this finely-constructed gem displays just three years after its vintage. The expected SLH dried orange peel and spiced cherry signature aromas are now carried by a symphony of seductive nougat, cinnamon, smoked sage and toffee bouquet elements. The structure is silky and warm, with a rich, oily texture that coats the mouth with exotic perfumes, stonefruit and savory spices. Carries its 14.8 alcohol seamlessly, with a long, graceful finish.”

 

Appellation America
Best of Appellation, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2010 Tondre Chardonnay
“Classic rum and citrus peel aromatics typical of SLH are achieved in this cool vintage at a lower alcohol than customary, resulting in a dense, full-bodied palate with no heat or bitterness in the finish. Full ML creates a rich butterscotch impression which displays balanced acidity, creating a mouth-watering explosion of flavors which conclude with a lingering note of spiced tangerine. Excellent for chicken or grilled swordfish.”

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
92 Point Review
Chosen as “Editors Choice”
2010 Debut Tondre Chardonnay

 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2009 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

San Francisco International Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2009 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

2011
Appellation America
Best of Appellation, DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL
2008 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
GOLD MEDAL
2008 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
91 Point Review
2008 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

2010
Grand Harvest Award
2007 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Appellation America
Best of Appellation GOLD
2007 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
90 Point Review
2007 Tondre Pinot Noir

 

Riverside International Wine Competition
Unanimous Chairman’s Award GOLD
Tondre 2007 Pinot Noir

 

2008
Appellation America
Best of Appellation Gold Medal
2006 Pinot Noir

 

2007
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
90 Point Review
“As rich and complex in structure as you’d expect in a Pinot from this appellation.”

 

San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com
Wine Review from Olivia Wu.
“The Tondre Pinot Noir “Tondre Grapefield” is a classic example of California Pinot Noir…”

 

Appellation America Presents TOP TEN WINE LIST for 2006
Tondre 2003 Pinot wins top ten placement.
Appellation America is the premier online wine portal focusing on the wines, wine regions and winemakers of North America.

 

2006
Wine Enthusiast Magazine
Wine Review from Steve Heimoff with 90 point rating.
“Santa Lucia fruit that’s so massive that it stuns.”

 

Appellation America
“Wine Recommendations” reviewed by Laurie Daniel wine columnist for San Jose Mercury News.
“All the Tondre Grapefield Pinots I’ve tasted have a ripeness and intensity that’s typical of the
appellation, but they never stray from their essential Pinot-ness.”

 

San Francisco Chronicle
The Chronicle’s Wine Selections review Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir Two and half Stars out of Four.
“Intertwined bands of baking spice, espresso and black pepper run through this wine, adding complexity to the opulently ripe fruit (black cherry and blackberry). Silky in texture, it finishes with tangy dried cherry and firm acidity.”

 

Competitions
Long Beach Grand Cru – Silver Medal
National Women’s Wine Competition, March 09- Silver Medal Pinot ’06

 

 

 

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