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Tin Barn Vineyards

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Mike Lancaster
December 2, 2018 | Mike Lancaster

Gold Medals, Judges Selections and Other Honors


2014 Tin Barn Zinfandel Russian River Valley, Gilsson Vineyard

This classic, versatile Zinfandel is sourced from a 65-year-old vineyard on the eastside of Windsor where the fruit is exposed to morning fog. Our 2014 vintage displays depth and complexity, with hints of vanilla and a long finish. This velvety, seductive wine reveals the intensity of its fruit source while showing a restraint and balance unusual for its varietal.

Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition; Judge's Selection & Gold Medal, TexSom International Wine Competition

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2014 Tin Barn Vineyards Syrah Sonoma Coast, Coryelle Fields

Our cool climate Syrah comes from the coastal hills north of Jenner, in a remote vineyard near our namesake Tin Barn Road. Sourced from a rocky hillside block just above the fog line (elevation 1000 feet) the fruit ripens slowly in the coastal air. As a result, this wine imparts a distinctive earthiness that is characteristic of Northern Rhône Syrah.

Silver Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2014 Tin Barn Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley, Pickberry Vineyards

Sometimes it's nice not to know what's been said about a wine. This is an award winner, but come taste it for yourself and tell us what delicious qualities you find in it. We can't wait to hear your insights.  Because, in the end, that's all that matters!

Gold Medal, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

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Time Posted: Dec 2, 2018 at 9:30 AM
July 29, 2018 |

Understanding Wine Critics and Reviews


The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition is known as the largest competition of American wines in the world and remains one of the most respected and highly regarded wine contests.

The TexSom International Wine Awards

The TexSom International Wine Awards combined two well-established institutions: a flagship wine competition with the most famous sommelier conference in the world. The wine competition was started in 1985 by renowned wine writer, Rebecca Murphy.  So believe us when we tell you, we are especially proud to have won Gold Medals for our 2013 Syrah Sonoma Coast, Coryelle Fields  and 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma Valley wines, moreover, we were awarded a Gold Medal, plus the Judges' Selection for our 2014 Zinfandel Russian River Valley, Gilsson Vineyard.

The Wine Enthusiast

Wine Enthusiast Magazine, founded in 1988, is one of the premier wine magazines in the nation. That’s why we were thrilled to earn  a significant 91 points for our 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Hi Vista Vineyard and 90 points for our 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. Although both of these wines sold out quickly, as so many of our wines do, we know you'll be equally pleased with our latest vintages of these fine, affordable, and very well-reviewed wines.

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Time Posted: Jul 29, 2018 at 3:30 PM
August 29, 2017 |

Tasting Room 360s

Take a "literal" look around our lovely Tasting Room! It's the next best thing to visting in person.

Time Posted: Aug 29, 2017 at 7:11 PM