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Reviews, Awards, & Accolades

2015 Bouchaine "In The News" Summary - click here

2016 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Compeition

Best of Class: 2013 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay; Silver Medals: 2014 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or, 2012 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir, 2014 Bouchaine Pinot Gris, 2014 Bouchaine Pinot Meunier, 2014 Bouchaine Gee Vineyard Pinot Noir

2015 Riverside International Wine Competition

Gold Medal: 2012 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir; Silver Medals: 2013 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or, 2013 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay

Lynn Chamberlain (iWine Radio) 8/5/15

Listen to Winemaker/GM Chris Kajani's interview on iWineRadio in which she and Lynn Chamberlain discuss the coming harvest; and the daily staff meal during the crush:

2015 Sunset International Wine Competition

Gold Medals: 2013 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay, 2013 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or Chardonnay, 2014 Bouchaine Las Brisas Vineyard Riesling; Silver Medal: 2012 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir:

Wine & Spirits Magazine  April 2015 Issue

Awards the 2012 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or  92 points, and the 2010 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir 90 points; the latter in the section, "Year's Best Pinot":  

Amy Glynn (Paste Magazine) 4/9/15 

Amy attends the Winemaker / General Manager change of Napa leadership featuring Michael Richmond & Chris Kajani (See related - Bouchaine owners Gerret & Tatiana Copeland's long term investment and Bouchaine announcement, below, "Wine Industry Insight 3/11/15 Press Release"). Amy reports and quotes Michael on his legacy and wines, the results of which she terms "Magic in a Bottle: Bouchaine Vineyards" :  

Rusty Gaffney (PinotFile) 3/15/15 

Rusty notes the changing of the guard at Bouchaine Vineyards:  

Wine Industry Advisor  3/12/15 

Michael Richmond's interview and swan song as winemaker for Bouchaine Vineyards: 

Tasting Panel Magazine  March 2015 Issue 

The 2012 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay receives a 90 point score.

Dan Berger (The Santa Rosa Press Democrat) 2/24/15 

Dan meets the Bouchaine owners Gerret & Tatiana Copeland and staff to taste through The Cube Project wines, specifically the 2011 vintage, to determin the influence of winemaking on the end result:

Wine Industry Insight  3/11/15 

Publishes the Winemaker / General Manager Press Release featuring Michael Richmond /Chris Kajani and Owners Gerret & Tatiana Copeland:   

91 Points — 2010 Bouchaine Estate Chardonnay — Wine Enthusiast

“A delicious wine. Great to see veteran Bouchaine performing at such a high level. Shows real Chardonnay character, with a creamy texture housing flavors of Meyer lemon tarts, vanilla and buttered toast, brightened with lively acidity.” — Steve Heimoff, March 2013

90 Points — 2009 Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir — Wine & Spirits Magazine

“Like Bouchaine’s Gee Vineyard wine, this emphasizes earthy root scents against rich, dark cherry flavors (it brings the scent of fresh-dug carrots to mind). The earthiness of the tannins dominates the wine at first, but that shifts toward a sleek, more amiable refinement with air. For the dark meat of game birds, such as grilled quail.” — Wine & Spirits Magazine, April 2013

Gold — Reserve Class Champion — 2010 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or

Bouchaine received top honors at the 2013 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo International Wine Competition. The 2010 Bouchaine Bouche d'Or Late Harvest Chardonnay took the Gold Medal and Reserve Class Champion in the Other Sweet Wine class.

Chairman's Award: Best of Class — 2012 Bouchaine Las Brisas Vineyard Riesling 

“A riesling with hints of apple and pear with a sweeter balance.” — 2013 Riverside International Wine Competition

The Ultimate Accolade 

—  Even birds like to drink Bouchaine. (This is an actual photo taken at the owners' property in Mustique in the Caribbean, and has not been retouched.)


Photo: Tatiana Copeland