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August 24, 2014, American Wine Society "Wine of the Night" - 2011 Dunning Vineyards Zinfandel Estate Reserve

"The 2011 Dunning Vineyards Zinfandel Estate Reserve was Wine of the Night (WOTN) at the AWSLA 4th annual Zin & BBQ summer party. This is the second time that Dunning was the top pick at an AWSLA event.

Dunning beat out Turley, Carlisle, Epoch, Calcareous, J. Dusi, Martinelli, Outpost, Nickel and Nickel, Tobin James, Limerick Lane, Gamba, Robert Keenan, Beekeeper, Hendry, Mauritson, Rosenblum, Hartford, to name a few." -AWS


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June 7, 2014, American Wine Society "Wine of the Night" -
2011 Dunning Vineyards Petite Sirah Reserve

"Smooth, ready to drink, rich, and full-bodied. This bottle showed how great Petite Sirah can be. A real eye-opener!

This bottle was an "underdog", who thought a Petite Sirah would be the crowd favorite when put up against the best GSM and Syrah from Paso Robles." - AWS


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We received some nice reviews over at Cellar Tracker:

2010 Dunning Vineyards Petite Sirah Reserve

2/17/2013 - 93 points. 15.5% ABV. Completely purple in color. Aromas of black fruits and white pepper. Blackberry cobbler, peppercorn, anise, mint and a touch of vanilla on the palate. The wine is unctuous with amazing viscosity. Supple but firm tannins. The sweet finish literally lasts for over a minute. This wine is stellar right now but has the stuffing to age effortlessly for at least a decade. TOMLEE.

2010 Dunning Vineyards Zinfandel Estate Bottled - Private Reserve Westside

2/15/2013 - 92 points. Deep magenta in color. Gorgeous red fruits on the nose. Fresh raspberry, loganberry, pepper, cherry liqueur and cloves on the palate. Rich, jammy and thickly textured. The finish is long and supple. Impressive! TOMLEE.

Dunning Vineyards earns the "IFWTWA"

The International Food, Wine & Travel writers Association Beverage Excellence award! Small lot sustainable viticulture and years of winemaking experience have resulted in Dunning Vineyards award winning, high-quality premium wines. See more here.

Romantic Travel; Central Coast Winery and Hearst Castle - A former studio drummer, Bob Dunning now makes music with his vines at Dunning Vineyards with his wife Jo-Ann. Check it out in Parenting OC Magazine

The Wine Chix - All I can say: "Paso Robles - Dunning Vineyards!". Check out the review.

Dunning's  Decadent Chocolate CakeSee the recipe featured in examiner.com

City Room Stories Review -  A tasting review!


Events 

October 17 - 19, 2014, 11am to 5pm
Harvest Weekend

Friday - Sunday: Decadent Dark Chocolate Desert bar all weekend long!  We will be pouring all our wines & be the first to try our New Estate Pinot Noir!  Browse the Jewelry Art show under the Oaks. Fall wine club shipments will be available.
Saturday:  Tri-Tip Mini Sliders from our Paso-style oak wood Barbecue till gone!
 
All weekend $5.00pp tasting fee waived with purchase and Complimentary for Wine Club members !

Dunning Vineyards is the proud sponsor of San Luis Obispo Little Theater. Enjoy a glass of Dunning Vineyards Estate wines while enjoying a performance!

Find Peace and seclusion among the vines . . . stay at the Dunning Vineyards Guest Villa open year round.


Awards For Our Wine

2009

2009 Estate Private Reserve Zinfandel: 90 Points - James Suckling/Wine Spectator. A very attractive Zin with blueberry &  Chocolate Characters. Drink or Hold.

2009 Estate Chardonnay: 88 Points - Steven Tanzer / International Wine Reviews. Deeply scented aromas of poached pear, orange Pith and honey are complemented by a smoky, leesy note.

2009 Private Reserve Zinfandel: Silver Medal from Long Beach Grand Crew, San Francisco Chronicle, Orange County Wine Competition  

2008

2008 Estate Meritage: 90 Points - James Suckling/Wine Spectator. A full-bodied Red with soft, silky and polished & plenty of fruit! Drink or Hold.

2008 Private Reserve Syrah: 90 Points - Steven Tanzer / International Wine Reviews. Opaque ruby. Ripe aromas & flavors of   Blackberry, Violet, Dark Chocolate and licorice.

2007

2007 Estate Chardonnay Bronze Medal: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2007 Estate Vin De Casa Silver Medal: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2007 Private Reserve Estate Zinfandel: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2007 Estate Chardonnay: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2007 Vin De Casa: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2006

2006 Estate Syrah Silver Medal: Silver Medal Orange County Wine Competition

2006 Estate Meritage: 90 Points Wine Enthusiast Magazine

2005

2005 Private Reserve Zinfandel - gold medal Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2005 Vin De Casa - silver medal, Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2004

2004 Private Reserve Zinfandel, gold medal, Orange County Wine Competition

2004 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc, silver medal, Orange County Wine Competition

2004 Vin De Casa - silver medal Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2004 Private Reserve Cabernet Franc - silver medal Orange Country Fair Wine Competition

2004 Estate Chardonnay - bronze medal Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2003

2003 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - Bronze Medal Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2003 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - 87 Points Wine Enthusist Magazine

2003 Estate Zinfandel - Gold Medal Orange County Fair Wine Competition

2002

2002 Syrah - 87 pts  from Parker's Wine Advocate.The reasonably priced 2002 offers Syrah character (blackberries, cassis, earth, and licorice), medium body, supple tannin, and a generous mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 3-4 years.

2001

Cabernet Sauvignon Paso Robles Westside 2001 - 88 pts from the Wine Spectator. Focused, with fine intensity and concentration on black currant, black cherry and violet character, with roasted herb tones, minerals and generous cedary oak framed by solid structure. Drink now through 2009.

2000 

Dunning Vineyards 2000 Select Ranches Zinfandel, silver medal, Orange County Fair Wine Competition

1999

1999 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, silver medal, Orange County Fair Wine Competition in the $24 and up category.

1999 "Select Ranches" Zinfandel Paso Robles Westside, silver medal at Jerry D. Mead's New World International Wine Competition.


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