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2011 articles & reviews

Beverage Testing Institute - November 14, 2011
"Pale silvery gold color. Lightly toasted peach-kiwi custard pie, melon gelato aromas are pleasing with a soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy Meyer lemon granita and grassy earth finish. Stylish and tasty." 88 Points

Midwest Wine Guy - Real Honest Wine Reviews and Education - September, 2011
"The 2006 Metronome Merlot from R&B Cellars is a tasty and unforgettable every day drinker for the Merlot lover....great taste and fantastic price!" 89 Points

Midwest Wine Guy - September, 2011
"Another delicious wine from the music themed winery of R&B Cellars....delightful tasting experience..." 92 Points

Leah Garchik - SF Chronicle
R&B co-hosts farewell dinner for Vietnamese Consul General. "The reception and wine for the event were provided by R&B Cellars...was cited recently by the Commerce Department for opening markets to Asia...The winemakers welcomed ASEAN Ambassadors to their winery...on June 6."

Midwest Wine Guy - June, 2011
"The 2007 Swingsville Zinfandel from R&B Cellars is a true testament that fantasitic wine doesn't have to cost a fortune....this wine would give any Zinfandel thrice its price a run for its money...(it) has that "make you feel good" quality about it...this Zinfandel is one you won't soon forget." 92 Points

Midwest Wine Guy - June, 2011
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from R&B Cellars is a fine example of a Napa Valley Cabernet, but at a price that is affordable for most of the drinking public.....the aromas of black cherry, blackberry, floral bouquet, tea and plum immediately grab you and pull you in....leaving you with a lingering finish and an empty bottle very quickly...a wine you can hold onto for years, but it is drinking wonderfully now." 93 Points - 92 Points - R&B Cellars 2008 Petite Sirah, Napa Valley - Jan, 2011
"Elegant, polished and stylish with dark berry, creme Anglaise, peppery spice, cocoa, coconut, and mineral notes throughout. Lots of flavor and finesse. Serve with prime rib."

LODI Wine Country - blog, by Randy Caparoso, 3/4/11
"Louis Armstrong once said, "man, if you have to ask what jazz is, you'll never know." If you have to ask what Zinfandel is all about, after sipping this one by Alameda's R&B Cellars, then maybe the grape will never be for you. It is one of the freshest, brightest, smoothest Zinfandels we have tasted in a long time...."