Awards

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Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 90 Points

2015 Sauvignon Blanc
“The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Estate has a pronounced nose of grapefruit, lemon curd, lime leaves and chopped herbs with hints of musk perfume, honeyed peaches and fresh hay. Medium to full-bodied, rich and with a pleasantly oily texture, it is packed with citrus and stone fruit flavors. Marked by a great line freshness, it finishes with lingering herbal suggestions.”
Reviewed: April 2017 ~ Lisa Perotti-Brown

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 94+ Points

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Trinity Ranch
“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Trinity Ranch displays pronounced cassis, blackberry preserves and fresh plum notes with suggestions of cigar box, tobacco, bay leaves and charcoal. Full-bodied with a solid foundation of firm, grainy tannins and great freshness, it is loaded with youthful, muscular fruit and finishes with earth and mineral layers. Still quite primary, give it 2-3 more years in bottle at least and drink it over the next 20+ years.”
Reviewed: April 2017 ~ Lisa Perotti-Brown

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 95 Points

2014 Cabernet Franc
“Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Franc Cavedale Ranch offers pretty red cherry, red currant and violet notes with hints of underbrush, pencil shavings, dried herbs and cloves. Medium to full-bodied and densely packed with red fruit and earthy flavor layers, it has a firm backbone of grainy tannins and lively acidity, finishing long with an herbal lift.”
Reviewed: April 2017 ~ Lisa Perotti-Brown

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – 93+ Points

2015 Proprietor’s Reserve Chardonnay
“The 2015 Chardonnay Proprietor’s Reserve offers expressive notes of warm apricots, guava and pineapple with touches of candied ginger, brioche and honeycomb. Big, rich and full-bodied in the mouth, it has a gorgeous creamy texture and is laden with tropical fruit and spice flavors, finishing long and toasty.”
Reviewed: April 2017 ~ Lisa Perotti-Brown

Connoisseur’s Guide – 90 Points

2009 Chardonnay
The clear, generous, pulpy Gala apple aromas of this wine come nicely filled out by crème brulée oak and background touches of herbal, almost sage-like nuances. Equally outgoing in its deeply cast, youthfully juicy flavors, it has an oily, mouthfilling quality at the front of the palate and continuing richness and a useful edge of balancing acidity at the back. Its full palate weight and inviting personality will not be mistaken for a wine of restraint, but only those who insist on “lean” will pass.
Reviewed: June 2012

PALM SPRINGS LIFE MAGAZINE – Fall 2011

Wine – Petroni – Peak of Perfection
A Sonoma Vineyard makes the most of its hilltop setting
by Janice Kleinschmidt
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WINE ENTHUSIAST – 93 Points

2008 ChardonnayEditor’s Choice
“A very nice Chardonnay that offers enough richness to justify the price, yet retains an elegant restraint that won’t overpower your food. Dry, creamy and brisk, it shows pineapple tart, ripe white peach, buttered toast and vanilla flavors, with a mouthwatering minerality. Production was 800 cases.”

WINE ENTHUSIAST – 92 Points

2006 Rosso di Sonoma
“An absolutely lovely wine, made in the modern, soft style, but with great structural integrity. The delicious flavors come in waves of currants, wild berries, peppery spices, chocolate-covered mint, licorice and cedary oak influences. Fully drinkable now due to the finely ground, velvety tannins.”

SONOMA MAGAZINE – Fall 2008

Lorenzo’s way
From Tuscany to Northbeach to Cavedale Road
by Sarah Berkeley
photos by Robbi Pengelly
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WINE & SPIRITS MAGAZINE – 91 POINTS

2005 Petroni Sonoma Valley Syrah
“Rustic wild cherry fruit brightens with higher tones of strawberry and zinny florals. The style falls somewhere between a Barossa shiraz and an old-vine Sonoma zin. Plump in the middle, blunt in the end, this should lengthen with a year or two of age.”

WINE ENTHUSIAST MAGAZINE – 91 POINTS

2005 Chardonnay, Napa Valley
“Very dry and a little earthy, with a dusty hay or dried straw quality to the tangerine, sweet lime, lychee, peaches and cream flavors. An interesting, crisp Chard with plenty of nuanced complexity.”

STEPHEN TANZER’s International Wine Cellar – 90 POINTS

2002 Poggio Alla Pietra Brunello di Sonoma, Estate Bottled
“Dark, bright red. Slightly high-toned aromas of cherry, blueberry pie and nutty oak. Juicy and intense, with very Italian flavors of dried cherry and red berries. Penetrating and uncompromisingly dry Sangiovese with excellent fruit. Finishes spicy and firm, with dusty tannins reaching the front teeth.”

Reviewed by RONN OWENS – Judge for James Beard Foundation Awards

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“Petroni Vineyard’s produces world-class Sonoma wines of extraordinary character. I thoroughly enjoy every sip of Poggio Alla Pietra because of its concentrated layered berry flavors, velvety tannins, and very long finish!” 2006

Reviewed by the COLORADO WINE NEWS EDITORS CHOICE – BEST WINES 2002

2002 Poggio Alla Pietra Brunello di Sonoma, Estate Bottled
“The 2002 Poggio Alla Pietra could easily pass as Brunello Di Montalcino albeit one that is much riper with fruit and higher in alcohol than would be found in Tuscany obvious French oak…Outstanding!” 2002

2002 Cabernet Sauvignon, Estate Bottled
“Petroni 2002 Cabernet has a ripe, smooth, lush bouquet of black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry with light oak and smoke. Ripe flavors laced with very smooth tannins all carry to the end of its broad long finish. Excellent balance, structure, and integration. Outstanding!”

2004 Syrah, Estate Bottled, Sonoma Valley
“The 2000 Poggio alla Pietra opens with nicely sweet aromas of red and black cherry, vanilla, sweet tar and dusty tannins finishes long and broad… Well balanced, integrated and structured. Outstanding!”