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Accolades & Acclaim

We’re incredibly proud of the high acclaim and renown that our wines regularly receive. Our pursuit to craft wines worth exploring is driven in part by those that have enjoyed our wine with every new release. Thank you to all the critics and experts that have taken the time to experience J. Wilkes.

All Wines

Cabernet Franc

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Vinous, October 2021

Cabernet Sauvignon

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Vinous, October 2021

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2021

Vintage: 2019

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast, July 2021

Vintage: 2018

90 Points - Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast, January 2021

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Tasting Panel, September 2020

Vintage: 2017

92 Points

Tasting Panel, July 2019

Vintage: 2014

Gold Medal

San Francisco Chronicle, January 2018

Vintage: 2014

93 Points - 3.5 Lips

Tasting Panel, November 2017

Chardonnay

Vintage: 2019

90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2021

Vintage: 2019

92 Points - Best Buy

Wine & Spirits, July 2021

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2021

Vintage: 2018

93 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2020

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2020

Vintage: 2018

90 Points - Best Buy

Wine & Spirits, July 2020

Vintage: 2017

100 Top Values - Great Wines for $25 or Less

Wine Spectator, December 2019

Vintage: 2017

91 Points

Vinous, September 2019

Vintage: 2017

Smart Buys

Wine Spectator, April 2019

Vintage: 2017

90 Points

Wine Spectator, March 2019

Vintage: 2017

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast, December 2018

Vintage: 2013

91 Points

Wilfred Wong, August 2020

Vintage: 2013

90 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2016

Vintage: 2012

90 Points

Wine Advocate, January 2014

Vintage: 2012

92 Points

Wine Enthusiast, January 2014

Vintage: 2010

90+ Points

Huffington Post, September 2013

Late Harvest Pinot Blanc

Vintage: 2012

90 Points

Wine Advocate, August 2016

Vintage: 2012

90 Points

Vinous, September 2016

Petite Sirah

Vintage: 2019

90 Points

Vinous, October 2021

Pinot Blanc

Vintage: 2020

91 Points - Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast, July 2021

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2020

Vintage: 2019

91 Points - Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

Vintage: 2018

91 Points - Editor's Choice

Wine Enthusiast, November 2019

Vintage: 2017

90 Points

Vinous, September 2019

Vintage: 2017

93 Points - Award of Excellence

Tasting Panel, April 2019

Vintage: 2016

89 Points - Best Buy

Wine Enthusiast, July 2018

Vintage: 2015

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast, July 2017

Vintage: 2014

93 Points

Wilfred Wong, August 2016

Vintage: 2013

90 Points

Wine Advocate, January 2014

Vintage: 2013

90 Points

Vinous, January 2014

Vintage: 2012

90 Points

Wine Advocate, January 2013

Vintage: 2012

92 Points

Tasting Panel, January 2013

Vintage: 2012

90 Points

Huffington Post, September 2013

Pinot Noir

Vintage: 2020

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast, August 2022

Vintage: 2019

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast, May 2021

Vintage: 2019

93 Points

Tasting Panel, April 2019

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Vinous, August 2021

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2020

Vintage: 2018

92 Points

Tasting Panel, March 2020

Vintage: 2017

90 Points

Jeb Dunnuck, October 2019

Vintage: 2017

91 Points

Vinous, September 2019

Vintage: 2017

90 Points

Wine Spectator, May 2019

Vintage: 2017

93 Points

Tasting Panel, March 2019

Vintage: 2015

Year's List of Top Best U.S. Pinot Noirs

Wine & Spirits, January 2018

Vintage: 2015

90 Points - Best Buy

Wine & Spirits, October 2017

Vintage: 2013

91 Points

Wine Enthusiast, April 2017

Vintage: 2013

92 Points

Wilfred Wong, August 2016

Vintage: 2013

91 Points

Tasting Panel, May 2016

Vintage: 2013

Gold

San Francisco Chronicle, January 2016

Vintage: 2012

Gold

San Francisco Chronicle, January 2015

Syrah

Vintage: 2019

90 Points

Vinous, October 2021

Viognier

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Vinous, August 2020

Vintage: 2018

91 Points

Wilfred Wong, May 2020

Vintage: 2018

90 Points

Wine Enthusiast, July 2020

Vintage: 2018

2019 Top 10 Hot Brands

Wine Business Monthly, December 2019

Central Coast Wines, American Riviera Hospitality. Embrace the Ocean View.

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