Accolades

Austerity wines have consistently been recognized for the their high quality and value from respected wine publications and competitions. Below you’ll find highlights of our most current awards by varietal, plus links on the right to complete listings of all accolades by vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Vintage

  • Best of Class

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

  • Food & Wine Review

    http://www.foodandwine.com/wine/7-california-red-wines-under-20-memorial-day-weekend

    "This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon from Paso Robles delivers powerful aromas of red berries, red licorice and hints of new oak and vanilla spice. Bright and juicy with sweet red raspberry and black cherry fruit. Good acidity on the finish, with just a hint of mocha."

2013 Vintage

  • 91 Points / Highly Recommended - Ultimate Wine Challenge

    “A melange of black berry, vanilla stick, and bright spicy aromas is present on the nose. Full bodied and evenly structured on the palate with notes of ripe blueberries, black licorice, and black cherries that culminate in a long, dry finish.”

  • 90 Points - Tasting Panel Magazine

    “Dark, lush nose; dense, rich and spicy with concentrated plum and cassis; long, ripe and balanced with smooth texture and a long, juicy finish.”

  • Best Buy / 90 Points - Beverage Testing Institute

    “Bright medium brick red color. Bright, jammy, fruity toasty aromas of ripe blackcurrants, cream di cassis, and gravel with a chewy, puckering, dry full body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with firm, dusty tannins and moderate oak. EXCEPTIONAL.”

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Chardonnay

2016 Vintage

  • Tasting Panel Publisher's Picks

    "A substantial Chardonnay. You can almost chew on it, but it doesn't read as hot. Ripe pineapple, white flower, creamed corn, a smattering of hay and a nice citrusy lemon zest ending. For the money, this is damn good."

2015 Vintage

  • Silver Medal

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

2014 Vintage

  • Double Gold Medal / Reserve Class Champion

    Rodeo Uncorked International Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal

    San Diego International Wine Competition

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Pinot Noir

2015 Vintage

  • 92 Points / Tasting Panel Publisher's Picks

    "Earth, Portobello mushrooms and plum tart are a highlight on the nose, while serious notes of tobacco, slate and black pepper don the palate. Strawberry and watermelon are graceful fruits that add a juiciness to the core. Coffee tannins are easy on the tongue for a lengthy finish."

  • Silver Medal

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

2014 Vintage

  • 91 Points / Highly Recommended - Ultimate Wine Challenge

    “A warm and inviting nose. The spice continues on the palate with cinnamon and nutmeg, fleshed out by ripe raspberries, and mixed berry preserves. A strong core of charred earth provides balance and a smooth structure.”

2013 Vintage

  • Double Gold Medal / 94 Points

    San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal / 91 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal / 91 Points

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

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