Press & Awards

Ratings from the Wine Advocate 

90 Points

2009 Kestrel Vintners Estate (Two Ton) Cabernet

Also well-structured and nicely balanced, with a core of Cabernet fruit, cedar, dried tobacco and bay leaf, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes from the estate Kestrel View Vineyard and is aged in 30-40% new oak. Full-bodied, rich and focused, it will have upwards of 10-12 years of ultimate longevity. Drink now-2021. 

90 Points

2011 Kestrel Vintners Petit Verdot

Made from 93% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2011 Petit Verdot Signature Series is a big, voluptuous and fruit-driven effort that offers up loads of boysenberry, blueberry, licorice, underbrush and sappy flower-like aromas and flavors. This full-bodied, rich and decadently styled effort has a big mid-palate, fabulous texture and solid overall freshness and purity. Aged 22 months in 30% new oak, it will have 12 to 15 years of longevity. 

90 Points

2010 Kestrel Vintners Raptor Red

The 2010 Raptor Red Signature Series is an outstanding blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon and 29% Malbec. Showing beautiful purity, with ample cassis, plum liqueur, pepper, ground herbs and charcoal styled aromas and flavors all emerging from the glass. Medium to full-bodied, layered and nicely concentrated, with fresh acidity and a pure, clean feel, enjoy bottles over the coming decade. 

91 Points

2010 Kestrel Vintners Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon

Composed of 100% old vine Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2010 Old Vine Cabernet Sauvignon Signature Series gives up notions of sweet cassis, underbrush, hints of menthol and spice to go with a full-bodied, balanced, layered and pure feel on the palate. Impressive all around, with fine tannin and integrated acidity, this beauty will drink well for 12 to 15 years. 

Signature Edition Wines

2008 Raptor Red

BEST BORDEAUX BLEND, DOUBLE GOLD & BEST OF SHOW
2012 SF International Wine Competition (results posted June 27, 2012)

Winemaker Select Wines

2008 Kestrel Vintners Mourvédre

DOUBLE GOLD
2012 Seattle Wine Awards

Falcon Series Wines

2011 Kestrel Vintners Rosé

GOLD
2012 Seattle Wine Awards