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January 18, 2021 | Tin Barn

Gold Medals, Judges Selections and Other Honors

2016 Tin Barn Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, Pickberry Vineyards

91 Points - Made by Canadian Michael Lancaster, this is a single vineyard cabernet from Sonoma Mountain. It is a lively, juicy and impressive cabernet with classic and lifted blackcurrant, mint, graphite and subtle oak. It is medium-full bodied, fairly dense and warm with firm tannin still in the mix. This is an energetic wine. The length is excellent.

~ David Lawrason, WineAlign, November 2020

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2016 Tin Barn Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, Pickberry Vineyards

91 Points - The northeast cornered slope of Sonoma Mountain is the site of the 12 hectare Pickberry Vineyard, as literal a moniker that has ever been given to a plot of land that houses grape vines. It’s what you tell someone to do their first day in the job. This is just a lovely cabernet sauvignon, more than ripe enough and with a verdancy from hillside brushy herbals that accent and flavour the red fruit of the wine. Classic Sonoma and one not trying to be anything else. True to its word.

~ Michael Godel, WineAlign, November 2020

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2016 Tin Barn Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Valley, Pickberry Vineyards

93 Points - Here's an attractive, evolving, openly aromatic cabernet of high quality from the Sonoma Valley AVA and the volcanic soils of the Pickberry Vineyard on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain, showing a broad mix of both red and black berry/cherry fruit with pine and redwood, minty-resinous-herbal-licorice notes, very much in the varietal spectrum. Wood is a well-integrated part of the ensemble, coming across as a balanced and classy accoutrement. I love the supple, suave texture, the polished, ripe tannins, the balanced, adequate acids to hold the flavours together, and the genuine depth and length. A very sophisticated, polished and classy cabernet all in all, and excellent value in the context of premium North Coast wines. Across the hills in Napa County you'd pay considerably more for wine at this level.

~ John Szabo, MS, WineAlign, November 2020

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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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Mike Lancaster
 
December 18, 2020 | Mike Lancaster

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Due to the latest Stay-At-Home order, our outdoor tastings will be closed from Saturday December 12th to Sunday January 10th

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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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August 29, 2017 |

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