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2017 Sarah’s Vineyard Pinot Noir Santa Clara Valley Reserve

 Wine Spectator 10/2020

“This offers a seductively ripe and spicy aroma, with juicy flavors of raspberry tart and baked cherry pastry.” 


2018 Pinot Noir Tondré Grapefield, Santa Lucia Highlands

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 Just Luxe 10/2020

"Tondré Alarid established a vineyard on his family’s historic ranch in Monterey’s Santa Lucia Highlands, which in the hands of his son Joe Alarid has become one of the S.L.H.’s best known properties, combining a perfect site and meticulous farming to make for truly great Pinot Noir. "

Sarah's Vineyard Tondré Grapefield Pinot Noir 2018 

‘Wind And Refrigerated Sunlight’: Winemakers Talk About The Santa Lucia Highlands

 Forbes 09/2020

2017 Santa Cruz Mountains Chardonnay 

A Stellar, Bright Chardonnay 2017 from Sarah’s Vineyard

 Good Times 09/2020

"One of the best Chardonnays I ever tasted was made by Sarah’s Vineyard—and they continue to do a stellar job with all their wines."

2017 Pinot Noir, Santa Clara Valley

California Grapevine - Group Score: 16.3, 1/1/1; My Score: 17 [90/100], sixth place

"Medium-light ruby; pleasant, floral, cherry and raspberry fruit aroma with hints of forest floor and tobacco leaf; medium body; nicely balanced, moderately rich, red fruit flavors with a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Easy and enjoyable to drink now and over the near term. Very highly recommended."

2016 Pinot Noir, Santa Clara Valley

92 Points - Wine Spectator 1/2019

"This red offers a deft mix of dried red cherry, berry and crushed red plum flavors supported by medium-grained tannins and fresh acidity. Turns plush midpalate, followed by a finish filled with suave minerality. Drink now through 2023."

2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Clara Valley

Group Score: 16.3, 1/3/1; My Score: 17 [90/100], third place.

Medium-light ruby; attractive, cherry and raspberry fruit aroma; medium body; moderately rich, nicely balanced, elegantly styled, red fruit flavors with a silky mouthfeel; medium tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very enjoyable to drink now. Very highly recommended.

2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Clara Valley
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

“Ripe cranberry and raspberry scents combine with wet slate and marjoram on the nose of this bottling from the Dwarf Oak Vineyard, located in a historic winegrowing region. The palate is broad with macerated raspberry and strawberry fruit, spiced with garrigue and white pepper touches.”


2015 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

91 Points - Wine Spectator 10/18

Read the featured article on page 47 of the 2018 October issue of the Wine Spectator “Sarah’s Vineyard; Pushing the envelope at the fringes of Silicon Valley”

2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Cruz Mountains

91 Points & Very Highly Recommended - California Grapevine Review

91 Points, Excellent - Wine Enthusiast

"Deeply brooding notes of crushed violets, rose petals, black cherries, thyme and sagebrush make for a manly take on this often feminine grape."

2014 Pinot Noir, Santa Lucia Highlands

89 Points - Wine Enthusiast 9/16

“Earthy aromas of potting soil and tomato leaf give nuance to the rose petal and pomegranate fruit that show on the nose of this bottling. It's light and lively on the palate, with cranberries barely showing through the dried sage, oregano, bay leaf and thyme herbs."


2015 Pinot Noir Reserve, Santa Clara Valley

93 Points - Wine Spectator 10/18


2015 Chardonnay, Santa Cruz Mountains

90 Points - Wine Spectator

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast

“This tinglingly fresh bottling offers compelling kumquat, Asian pear and flint aromas. The palate delivers the savory style of Santa Cruz mountain fruit, with faint caramel hints highlighting its nectarine, vanilla and French toast flavors.”


2014 Chardonnay, Santa Clara Valley

California Grapevine - Group Score: 16.3, 1/1/2; My Score: 17 [90/100], third place

"Medium-light golden yellow; attractive, floral, apple and melon aroma with hints of honeysuckle, baking spice, and lemon zest; medium body; crisp, apple and citrus flavors with good acid balance, a touch of vanilla, and a slightly creamy, plush mouthfeel; lingering aftertaste. Very highly recommended."

2014 Chardonnay, Santa Clara Valley
92 points - Anthony Dias Blue, Tasting Panel Magazine

87 points – Wine Enthusiast

“This bottling from the Dwarf Oak Vineyard offers pear, struck flint and smoked nut aromas, with the slightest hint of tropicality. The palate is rich with melted butter and roasted macadamia nut flavors—due, perhaps, to the warmer valley climate."


2015 Cote de Madonne Blanc, Santa Clara Valley

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast 12/15 (2013)


2013 Madonne Estate Red, Santa Clara Valley

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast 10/16 (2012)


About Sarah's Vineyard

Sarah's Vineyard Anticipates High Quality Vintage, First Pinot Noir of "Crush" Due Mid-Sept

Sarah's Vineyard Supports Community Events

Including a recent dinner at the Pino Alto student-run restaurant at Cabrillo Community College in Aptos, CA at which Sarah's Chardonnay was perfectly paired with pan-seared scallops and Sarah's Pinot Noir with the herb-crusted lamb.


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