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Ten Acre Wines - Press & Accolades


Take a peek at our recent press below. if you would like to read further, click on the vintage links above.

2015 Ten Acre Ritchie Vineyard Chardonnay

“Moderate golden yellow color in the glass. This is clearly a special wine from the first whiff and taste. Enticing aromas of lemon creme, white-fleshed fruit, white flower blossoms, honey, and the slightest spice and vanilla pick up intensity over time in the glass. Great polish and balance make for exceedingly easy drinking. Velvety in the mouth without oiliness, offering fresh flavors of lemon, pineapple, coconut, apricot and a subtle compliment of oak peeks from the background. A juicy arrow of sound acidity is at the heart of the wine. The finish is dry and quenching and urges another sip. This wine seduces rather than attacks the senses and is truly Chardonnay nirvana.” 97 Points: Extraordinary. An exceptional wine of great breeding and a highly recommended purchase.
-Rusty Gaffney, July 2018

Wine & Spirits
“Year’s Best U.S. Chardonnays”
“Kent Ritchie planted a selection of Old Wente clone chardonnay at his vineyard in 1972; those old vines, along with some planted in 2004, produce this luscious wine, combining the floral notes of jasmine, rose petals and lilacs with the umami depths of woodland mushrooms. It’s a chardonnay with creamy sweetness, in a pear-tart-with-crème-fraîche way, and a darker, vegetal savor lending it stature. Michael Zardo ferments and ages this in French oak barrels, and the flavor depth of the fruit can stand up to it.” 93 Points: Exciting, distinctive; a wine that transcends simple typicity to its region or variety; a vivid, singular expression of place
-Josh Greene, October 2018
2015 Jenkins Vineyard Pinot Noir
“Very fresh and pure red-cherry aromas that deliver a super fresh array of bright red cherries on the palate, amid fine, supple and ripe sheets of tannin. Delicious pinot. Drink or hold.” 93 Points: Outstanding
-Nick Stock, November 2018
2015 Soberanes Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Enthusiast
“Baked red cherry, star anise, gingersnaps and purple flowers show on the fruity but elegant nose of this bottling. Those strong fruit and hearty spice flavors show on the sip as well, which is framed by powerful acidity.” 92 Points: Excellent; highly recommended
-Matt Kettmann, November 2018
2016 Stephens Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Advocate
“Medium ruby-purple colored, the 2016 Pinot Noir Earl Stephens Vineyard features a gorgeous perfume of red roses and violets over a core of warm red cherries, raspberry pie and crushed cranberries plus touches of cloves and fallen leaves. Medium-bodied and delicately played in the mouth, it offers vibrant red fruit with fine-grained tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed. 150 cases produced.” 93 Points; An outstanding wine of exceptional complexity and character. In short, these are terrific wines
-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, April 2018
2016 Three Perch Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Review Online
“From a famed vineyard near Occidental. The striking note here is crazy bright acidity, with the fruit and spice load to manage it. Ringing cherry and spice, with a nice citrus zest on the finish keep this big boy fresh. Clove and Asian spice round things off. Decant well and serve with prime rib!” 93 Points
-Rich Cook, December 2018

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