Latest Press from Wine & Spirits Magazine

June 4, 2015

We’re thrilled to share this good news. Over the past 3 months, Wine & Spirits Magazine has published a succession of praise for our new wines. Check it out!

2013 Vaughn Duffy Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Selected as One of the Year’s Best Pinot Noirs!

A classic Russian River Valley Pinot Noir centered on a simple, polished red cherry flavor, this carries a pretty violet scent above the fruit. It’s open and inviting, with a snap of acidity cleaning up in the end. Drink it now to catch its youthful exuberance in full flower. 90 Points.

2014 Vaughn Duffy Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley
Selected as One of the Year’s Best & a Best Buy!

Based on old vines that Bob Hopkins planted in 1976 along with fruit from a neighboring parcel planted in 1991, this is tense and needs decanting. Barrel fermentation in neutral oak gives the old vine fruit room to expand into a briny shrimp broth richness that’s focused by taut acidity, freshness emerging in aromas of pink grapefruit and rose petals. It’s a sauvignon with concentration and flavor depth, poised to expand with another two or three years of age. 92 Points.

Says Wine & Spirits:
“Our blind panels tasted 274 new-release US Sauvignon Blancs over the last 12 months. Our critics rated 17 as exceptional (90+) and 9 as Best Buys.”

2014 Vaughn Duffy Rosé of Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley
Selected as a Best Buy for 2015!

As plump and mouthwatering as a white cherry, this bursts with lively scents of jasmine tea, that florality turning spicy at the end, focusing the wine around clean, light, savory pinot noir flavors that last. 91 Points.

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