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2010 articles & reviews

Beverage Testing Institute - 2008 Pizzicato Petite Sirah
"Elegant, polished and stylish with dark berry, creme Anglaise, peppery spice, cocoa...."
Click to read entire review. Gold Medal, 92 Points

BevX - 2008 Pizzicato Petite Sirah - 4 Stars: Exceptional!
"Deep, dark burgundy color...a rich but dry berry driven fruit core with flanking notes of spice, oak, and hints of earth...."

Beyond Napa Valley by Haydn Adams:
A review on our Fortissimo Port Desert Wine at the Crush Barrel Wine Market in SF. "A beautiful wine to finish off the tasting...coupled with a few chocolates really get this port to shine. Tobacco, leather and plum...It's thick and leathery; simply beautiful"

Affairs of the Vine - 2010 Cabernet Shootout
A Wine Challenge - 2005 Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet: 90 Points, 4 hearts = Love at First Sip "Very rich. give it time to breathe. Interesting aromatic - a blend of earth and fruit. Blackberry, cherry pie, mocha, licorice, cedar, and vanilla. Wow! Big and balanced. "It's all there!""

Wine and Jazz Magazine
R&B Cellars: Music in the Barrels by Bob Ecker.

Alameda Magazine
Secret Eats - Kevin and Barbara's favorite foodie picks - in the May/June issue

San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2005 Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. TRIPLE Gold Medal, "Best in Class" "Judges Choice"

Beverage Tasting Institute: 2007 Swingsville Zinfandel
91 pts - Gold Medal - "Best Buy"
"Aromas of black raspberries, honey ice cream and clay follow through on a supple, juicy entry.....Finishes with a long, spicy, jammy soft tannin fade. A tasty crowd pleaser..."

Houston Lifestyles and Homes
Denman Moody. "R&B Cellars Syrah North Coast 2006 - Another incredible value in a serious red.....Blackberry jam, blueberries and spice. $13