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Current Wines

2018 Rosato di Sangiovese
  • Best Italian Varietal and Best Rosé - Amador County Fair 2019
2016 Noceto Sangiovese
  • 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
    "This is a really nice, authentic-tasting wine that showcases the varietal's tangy, slightly astringent mouthfeel and combo of bright red-cherry and raspberry flavors accented by earthy savory notes. It comes from a Sangiovese specialist in the Sierra region."
  • Silver - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2015 Noceto Sangiovese
  • Gold - 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
  • 89 Points, Editor's Choice - Wine Enthusiast
2015 Riserva Sangiovese
  • 92 Points, Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
  • 90 Points, 1 Puff, Good Value - Connoisseurs' Guide
  • Gold, 2018 - Dan Berger's International Wine Competition
  • Gold, 2018 - San Francisco International Wine Competition
2013 AX-1 Sangiovese
  • 93 Points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
2016 Hillside Sangiovese
  • 91 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • Gold - 2019 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2016 Dos Oakies Sangiovese
  • 93 Points, Cellar Selection - Wine Enthusiast
2016 Marmellata Sangiovese
  • 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Rosso - Tuscan Red Blend
  • 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
  • Best of Class/Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
2014 OGP Zinfandel
  • 93 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2014 Linsteadt Barbera
  • 92, Highest Rated American Barbera in their history – Wine & Spirits Magazine
    “If you grow cherry tomatoes and love to eat them right off the vine in summer, you might find the same sweet, spicy brightness in this Barbera. If has their refreshing, peppery bite and an equally vibrant, tart strawberry flavor. All that acidity needs food, whether pasta Bolognese or a lamb ragu.”

  • 90, 1 puff, Good Value – Connoisseurs’ Guide
    “ Noceto has carved out a significant place as one of California’s premiere producers of Sangiovese and has now added a first-rate Barbera to its Italianate portfolio. A racy and energetic wine with excellent balance and fine crafting throughout, this refined look at the grape aims for fruity precision rather than blustery ripeness and shows complexing nuances of dusty soils and a wispy touch of sweet smoke to its insistent theme of sweet and tart berries. It is a lovely companion to sausages and sundry pork dishes now, and its impeccable balance points the way to a very bright future. It is not a blockbuster, but it is a Barbera well worth attention.”

2014 Aglianico Fumo e Terra
  • 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
    "Polished and succulent but with a firm core of tannins for support, this full-bodied wine features smoky, earthy nuances worthy of its label designation and that are unusual in California. Layered blackberries, red cherries, black-pepper and sage flavors are nicely framed in a grippy texture."
Almirante (Port-style Dessert Wine)
  • Double Gold - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Noteworthy Awards (Historic)

1991 Noceto Sangiovese: 2 Puffs--Connoisseurs' Guide
1993 Noceto Sangiovese: Double Gold--California State Fair; Best of Show--Amador County Fair
1995 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Region--California State Fair; Best of Show--Amador County Fair
1999 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class--New World International; 'Top 100 Wines of 2001'--SF Chronicle
2008 Noceto Sangiovese: 'Top Ten Brands of 2013'--WINE BUSINESS MONTHLY
2009 Misto Sangiovese: Best of Show/Best Red Wine/Best Amador Italian/Best Sangiovese/Gold--Amador County Fair; Gold--Orange County Fair
2009 Dos Oakies Sangiovese: Best Sangiovese/Gold--California State Fair
2009 Marmellata Sangiovese: Double Gold--Orange County Fair
2009 AX-1 Sangiovese: Gold, Best Sangiovese, 2015 Critics' Challenge International

2010 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class/Gold--Rodeo Uncorked! International
2010 Riserva Sangiovese: Best of Class/Gold--Sunset Magazine International
2011 Noceto Sangiovese: Best of Class of Region/Gold--California State Fair
2011 AX-1 Sangiovese: 90 Points--Wine Enthusiast; 90 Points/1Puff--Connosseurs' Guide; Double Gold--SF Chronicle

2012 Noceto Sangiovese: Chairman's Award/Unanimous Gold--Riverside International
2012 Riserva Sangiovese: Best of Class/Chairman's Award/Unanimous Gold/Sweepstakes Nominee--Long Beach International
2012 OGP Zinfandel: Gold--San Francisco Chronicle & San Diego Taste of the Coast
2013 OGP Zinfandel: 93 Points--Wine Enthusiast
2012 Barbera Linsteadt Vineyard: Double Gold--SF International
2013 Linsteadt Barbera: 90 Points--Wine Enthusiast
2013 Riserva Sangiovese: 92 Points/Editor's Choice--Wine Enthusiast
2013 Marmellata Sangiovese: 92 points/2 Puffs--Connoisseurs' Guide
2014 Frivolo: Best Muscat/Best of CA Appellation/Gold--San Diego Toast of the Coast
2014 Rosato di Sangiovese: Sweepstates Rose/Gold--Riverside International
2014 Riserva Sangiovese: 91 Points/2 Puffs--Connoisseurs' Guide

2015 Frivolo: Best Moscato/Gold--San Diego Toast of the Coast
2015 Misto Sangiovese: Double Gold--SF Chronicle
2015 Hillside Sangiovese: 99 Points/Best Sangiovese--California State Fair; 92 Points--Wine Enthusiast
2015 Dos Oakies Sangiovese: 91 Points--Wine Enthusiast
2015 Marmellata Sangiovese: 92 Points--Wine Enthusiast
2017 Rosato di Sangiovese: Gold--2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition


Fun Facts

Vino Noceto Sangioveses have a long history of awards within the wine community--even though we constantly seem to see our wines competing against each other! For the past five years we’ve been tracking our many awards, and here are some interesting facts and statistics that we’ve gathered:

A Double Gold medal is awarded rarely – only when all judges unanimously agree that the wine should receive a Gold medal. Noceto wines have earned numerous Double Gold awards, including (most recently) a Double Gold for the Almirante (port) Dessert Wine.

Over the past five years, all of our Sangiovese wines entered into competitions have received a Double Gold, Gold, or Silver medal. In total, 105 of 110 entries received an award!

In 21 vintages, our Sangioveses have earned Best of Show three times at the Amador County Fair, plus Best of Region and Best Sangiovese at the prestigious California State Fair.

Our success in commercial wine competitions extends beyond Sangiovese. All wines entered into competitions in the last five years have been awarded at least once, with 90% earning Double Gold, Gold, or Silver medals.