Wine & Spirit Top 50 Wines

28th Annual Poll Top Restaurant Poll | April 2017
Luke Sykora
96 POINTS | 2014 Lioco Santa Cruz Mountains Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Its leafy raspberry aroma catches the redwood essence of the coast, while its flinty reduction and firm tannins are as imposing as its aromas are enticing.” Click to read the article…

96 POINTS | 2014 Tessier Santa Cruz Mountains Saveria Vineyard Pinot Noir
“This is diaphanous and exhilarating; it’s intense, but the flavors settle and cohere rather than explode: strawberry, raspberry, leafy complexity and the earthy tang of rooibos tea all come together in a numinous coastal pinot noir.” Click to read the article…

The PinotFile

VOLUME 10, ISSUE 47 | February 1, 2017
William “Rusty” Gaffney
2014 Big Basin Vineyards Lester Family Vineyard Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir
“This is a glorious wine in all respects. The whole cluster dimension is perfectly complimentary in this wine. Soaring aromas of cherry, rose petal and spice are harmonious.” Click to read the article…

The PinotFile

VOLUME 10, ISSUE 3 | January 22, 2015
William “Rusty” Gaffney
The 2013 Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir from Waxwing Wines just scored 94 points from the Prince of Pinot newsletter for the second year in a row! Click to read the article.

Good Times, Santa Cruz

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Christina Waters
The 2013 Lester Family Vineyard Pinot Noir from Soquel Vineyards was awarded a Double Gold at the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. In addition, the 2013 Chardonnay from Lester won a Gold at the same competition. Click to read the article.