Acclaim for DBA

Ratings

Vintage 2012:
  • Top 6 California Red Blends - Monty & Sara Preiser - Wine Writers - 1-19-17

    Monty & Sara Preiser are renowned wine writers and vintners; Monty is also co-founder of the American Fine Wine Competition.  In reviewing their notes from the 5000+ wines they sampled in 2016; they culled a list of their favorite 160 California Wines; incuding 6 Red Blends (not all Bordeaux grapes).  We are proud to report our 2012 DBA was one of the six!

  • 93 Points - Beverage Testing Institute
    Wine Glass Style: Juicy smooth fruity oaky rich
    Aroma Aroma: chocolate roasted nuts, black raspberry tart, cherry-orange gelato, and coconut macaroon
    Taste Flavor: delicate spice, vanilla cream, pencil shavings, and pepper
    Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
    Enjoy Enjoy: Now-10 years on its own or with food
    Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Elk Chops, Lasagna
    Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toothsome and vibrant red blend that is sure to please.

     

Awards

Vintage 2012:
  • Gold Medal - 2017 - American Fine Wine Competition - 1-16-17

    Over 800 wines were entered into this year's prestigious American Fine Wine Competition; which is strictly by invitation only.  Our DBA won a coveted gold medal.  Only 19 wines were judged worthy of gold in DBA's Red Blend category! 

  • Gold Medal - World Wine Championships - 11/16/15

    Opaque dark black garnet color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate roasted nuts, black raspberry tart, cherry-orange gelato, and coconut macaroon with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, medium-long delicate spice, vanilla cream, pencil shavings, and pepper finish with silky, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A toothsome and vibrant red blend that is sure to please. 

  • Silver Medal -2016 - American Fine Wine Competition - 1/23/16

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