90+ Point Club

Wines made from grapes grown in the Petaluma Gap are garnering great reviews. Beginning in January 2018 and following the approval of the AVA, our winemakers were finally able to designate their wines with the Petaluma Gap appellation on front labels; wines bottled previously were labeled as “Sonoma Coast,” the larger and less specific growing area. The list below includes a selection of 90+ Point wines, along with links for purchase on our members’ websites. Since these are mostly made in small quantities, availability is not guaranteed, however, some retailers also stock these wines or can place a special order by request.

September 2020

Griffin’s Lair 2015 Syrah by Filomena Wine Company
96 Points, Grapelive
Dutton-Goldfield 2018 Rieseling
93 Points & Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast
Keller Estate 2018 El Coro Pinot Noir
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Keller Estate 2018 La Cruz Pinot Noir
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Trombetta Family Wines 2018 Gap’s Crown Chardonnay
93 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines, 2016 Grenache
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Keller Estate 2018 La Cruz Chardonnay
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Keller Estate 2018 La Cruz Chardonnay 
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Sangiacomo 2019 Roberts Road Vineyard Vin Gris of Pinot Noir 
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

August 2020

Pellet Estate 2017 Un-Oaked Chardonnay
Gold Medal, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Sangiacomo 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Best of the Best, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 Grenache, Petaluma Gap
96 Points, Double Gold and Best of Class, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Merlot, Sonoma Coast
96 Points, Double Gold, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Reserve Malbec, Sonoma Coast
94 Points and Gold, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 Syrah, Petaluma Gap
93 Points and Gold, 2020 Press Democrat North Coast Wine Challenge
Cline Cellars 2018 Sonoma County Pinot Noir
90 Points, The Tasting Panel
Trombetta Family Wines 2016 Pinot Noir, Gap’s Crown Vineyard, 
93 Points & Named in 12 of Our Favorite Sonoma Pinot Noirs, Wine Enthusiast
Griffin’s Lair 2015 Syrah by Filomena Wine Company, 
96 Points, Grapelive

July 2020

Ron Noble Wines 2018 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
95 Points, Connoisseur’s Guide to CA Wine
Ron Noble Wines 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
91 Points, Connoisseur’s Guide to CA Wine
Cloud’s Rest 2004 Limited Release Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
91 Points, Connoisseur’s Guide to CA Wine
Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast
Double Gold, The Fifty Best
Pellet Estate 2016 Chardonnay, Sun Chase Vineyard
Gold Medal, The Fifty Best

2020

2019

May 2020

Pax Wine Cellars 2016 Syrah, Griffin’s Lair
95 Points, Antonio Galloni
Spottswoode 2016 Syrah, Griffin’s Lair
95 Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Spottswoode 2017 Syrah, Griffin’s Lair
93+ Points, Jeb Dunnuck
Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Syrah
Editor’s Choice, 92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Petit Verdot
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 “Tolay Blanc,” White Blend
White Blend 90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 Pinot Gris
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Merlot
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
Desire Lines 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Lichau Hill Vineyard
90 Points, Antonio Galloni

April 2020

Pax Wine Cellars 2018 Syrah, Sonoma Hillsides (vineyard sources include Griffin’s Lair)
96 Points, Antonio Galloni

Ernest Vineyards 2017 “The Wrangler” Pinot Noir, Grand Vent Vineyard
94 Points, Antonio Galloni

Desire Lines 2016 Syrah, Griffin’s Lair
93 Points, Antonio Galloni

Adobe Road 2017 Pinot Noir, Griffin’s Lair
91 Points, Wine Spectator

Desire Lines 2015 Syrah, Griffin’s Lair Vineyard
90 Points, Antonio Galloni

March 2020

Pfendler Vineyards 2018 Estate Chardonnay
92 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine.

Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 “The Hermit”
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Chardonnay
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

February 2020

Keller Estate 2016 Rôtie Syrah
94 Points, Robert Parker in Wine Advocate

Pellet Estate 2016 Chardonnay, Sunchase Vineyard, Petaluma Gap
Top Ten New World Chardonnays, Fred Swan in Sante Magazine

January 2020

Karah Estate, 2018 Estate Pinot Noir
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Karah Estate, 2018 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Sangiacomo 2017 Roberts Road Pinot Noir
Best of Class, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Sangiacomo 2017 Roberts Road Chardonnay
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Petit Verdot
Double Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Malbec
Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Syrah
Gold, San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

December 2019

Kendall-Jackson, 2017 Estate Pinot Noir, Petaluma Gap
92 Points, The Wine Advocate

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Syrah
92 Points & Best Buy, Wine & Spirits

November 2019

Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
96 Points and Double Gold, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Syrah
Gold Medal, San Francisco International Wine Competition

Karah Estate 2018 Pinot Noir
Gold Medal San Francisco International Wine Competition

October 2019

Kendric Vineyards 2016 Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir
93+ Points, John Gilman’s View from the Cellar

Kendric Vineyards 2017 Petaluma Gap Syrah
92+ Points, John Gilman’s View from the Cellar

Kendric Vineyards 2017 Petaluma Gap Chardonnay
91 Points, John Gilman’s View from the Cellar

Kendric Vineyards 2018 Petaluma Gap Viognier
90 Points, View from the Cellar

September 2019

Cline Cellars 2018 Syrah, Sonoma Coast
Gold Medal, Best of Class, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Syrah
Double Gold, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Sangiacomo Family Vineyards 2017 Pinot Noir, Roberts Road
Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Reserve Malbec
Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Thirty-Seven Wines 2017 Reserve Pinot Noir
Gold Medal Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Thirty-Seven Wines 2018 Albarino
Gold Medal, Sonoma County Harvest Fair

Guarachi Family Wines, 2017 Sunchase Pinot Noir
98 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine

Guarachi Family Wines, 2017 Sunchase Chardonnay
97 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine

Guarachi Family Wines 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
95 Points, Tasting Panel Magazine

Cline Cellars 2018 Estate Grown Syrah,
90 Points, CheapWineRatings.com

Thirty-Seven Wines 2015 Petit Verdot
90 Points, Wine Enthusiast

July 2019

Kendall-Jackson, Jackson Estate, 2017 Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir
90 Points, Wine Spectator

Pellet Estate Chardonnay, 2015 Sunchase Vineyard, Petaluma Gap Thirty-Seven Wines 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
90 Points The Wine Enthusiast