Wine Awards

We’re excited to share the following accolades received by the wineries along the Wine Road.

If you don’t see your favorite winery, don’t despair. Not all wineries send their wines for review or to competitions, but that doesn’t make their wines any less delicious.

Many of our winery members produce small lots of wine, so their case production is too small to meet the criteria for wine competitions. Plus, most reviewing sources require a wine be either distributed out of state or produced in large enough quantity to be available for purchase for several weeks after the review is published.

We hope this list of scores and awards will encourage you to explore new wines and new wineries on your next visit along the Wine Road.

Balletto Vineyards, OTHER - details in description, Other - details in description
Wine: 2018 Sexton Hill Pinot Noir
Phone: 7075682455
Date Awarded: October 2020
93 Points - The Tasting Panel Magazine, 92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine. The Sexton Hill Pinot is that rare Pinot that's elegant and beautifully layered, yet chock-full of intensity. The wine opens subtly with dry earth, whole cluster fermentation spice and black tea, followed by dark fruit in the background. Juicy acidity lights up the palate and gives focus to its medium-weight body, which still manages to come across as powerful.
Balletto Vineyards, Wine Enthusiasts Magazine (points), 90 Points or higher (see details below)
Wine: 2018 BCD Pinot Noir
Phone: 7075682455
Date Awarded: December 2020
92 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine. Bright and dark simultaneously, with mocha and earth aromas playing off fresh cherries. It has a wide and silky palate, booming aromas and just enough acidity and tannins to pull the wine through to a long and lasting finish. It's quite a ride.
Balletto Vineyards, Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Gold
Wine: 2018 Winery Block Pinot Noir
Phone: 7075682455
Date Awarded: 2020
Gold - Sonoma County Harvest Fair. There's something alluring and fascinating in this wine. Each year, the Winery Bock produces a boisterous, booming-out-of-the-glass pinot that achieves an elevated seriousness through a wonderful structure, balance and intensity.