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Elizabeth Spencer Winery Reviews

Score: gold - 91 points | June 26, 2024 | International Women's Winemaker Competition
Score: Silver | June 25, 2024 | Sommeliers Choice Awards
Score: Gold 91 points | June 25, 2024 | Sommeliers Choice Awards
Score: Gold 92 points | May 13, 2024 | Winemaker Challenge
Score: 91 | March 29, 2024 | Wine Advocate

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Calistoga features pretty straightforward cherries, cedar and vanilla notes—clean, correct, fruity and forward. Medium to full-bodied, it's supple, almost creamy in feel, even if it's not overly concentrated, then finishes with some silky, tea-like tannins. - Joe Czerwinski

Score: Sonoma Coast Top Selection | March 14, 2024 | The Wine Merchant/California Collection

Another strong performer from the Elizabeth Spencer winery, sourced this time from long-term partner grower Hendricks Vineyard among other top Sonoma Coast sites. “Very fresh and inviting on the nose: raspberry, fresh cut flowers, black plum, with fruity crunch and real charm,” the judges said. “Some smoke and meat and tobacco notes on the palate, elegant oak, juicy wild strawberries and great length. One for the Burgundy lovers, this is classy, elegant, and restrained – a stunning Pinot Noir.”

Score: 93 | July 31, 2023 | Wine Enthusiast

This nononsense, nicely concentrated wine offers a firm, tannic texture, good blackberry, black olive and sage flavors and a medium body. It comes off a bit lean and edgy but will taste great with a steak. Or wait for it to mellow with some time in cool storage. Best from 2027. —J.G. 

Score: 93 PTS GOLD | April 10, 2023 | 2023 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge

Rich, true fruit, berry pie elegant.