Appellation Ventures is a quality producer of award-winning wines from
Napa Valley, Paso Robles and Monterey County, California
and other superior AVAs within California's distinctive quality wine-growing regions.

Accolades

Awards and honors garnered by Appellation Ventures wines

Download a file of the recent Esser® Vineyards accolades. Available in PDF format with vertical or horizontal orientations.

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2018 Esser® Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc


2018 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

gold medal
91 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy / Top 10

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2017 Esser® Cabernet Sauvignon


2017 Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir

gold medal
90 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

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2017 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

silver medal
87 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy / Highly Recommended

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2017 Esser® Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc


2016 Esser® Vineyards Merlot

silver medal
87 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended / Best Buy

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2015 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

gold medal
93 points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

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2015 Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir

2014 Esser® Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

best-buy
87 points / Best Buy

Wine Enthusiast


2014 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

silver medal
88 points / silver medal / best buy

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2014 Esser® Vineyards Merlot


2014 Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir

gold medal
90 points / Gold Medal / Best Buy

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2014 Esser® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

gold medal
90 points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

Beverage Testing Institute

2013 Esser® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

gold medal
90 points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

BTI World Wine Championships

silver medal
88 points / Silver Medal

CA State Fair Wine Competition


2013 Esser® Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

gold medal
90 points / Gold Medal / Best Buy

tastings.com/review

best-buy
87 points / Best Buy

Wine Enthusiast


2013 Esser® Vineyards Chardonnay

silver medal
89 points / Silver Medal

CA State Fair Wine Competition


2013 Esser® Vineyards Merlot

gold medal
91 points / Gold medal / Best Buy

tastings.com/review


2013 Esser® Vineyards Pinot Noir

silver medal
88 points / Silver Medal

CA State Fair Wine Competition

silver medal
89 points / Silver Medal

BTI World Wine Championships

2017 CRUSH 8® Vineyards Zinfandel

silver medal
86 Points / Silver Medal / Best Buy / Highly Recommended

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2017 CRUSH 8® Vineyards Chardonnay

silver medal
85 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2018 Carneros Springs® Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

silver medal
92 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional

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2018 Eagle Lake Sauvignon Blanc

silver medal
88 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2017 Eagle Lake Cabernet Sauvignon

silver medal
89 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2017 Eagle Lake Pinot Noir

silver medal
88 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2017 Eagle Lake Chardonnay

silver medal
86 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2016 Eagle Lake Merlot

silver medal
87 Points / Silver Medal / Highly Recommended

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2018 Fog River Chardonnay

silver medal
90 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

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2017 Fog River Pinot Noir

silver medal
91 Points / Gold Medal / Exceptional / Best Buy

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