We think our wines are exceptional, but you don’t just have to take our word for it. The scores, reviews, and write-ups below all reflect not just on the quality of our dry farmed, estate grown Pinot Noirs, but the entire Emeritus experience.

Some highlights:

The axiom of doing one thing and doing it well clearly applies to Emeritus Vineyards of Sonoma County. That one thing is Pinot Noir and they do it extremely well.

—Tom Hyland, Forbes (Feb 2019)

The most fragrant wines I’ve had the pleasure of sniffing in California. Each wine is elegant and crafted for those of us with delicate palates that like to savor every moment: from the first touch to the lips to the final escape down the hatch.

—Sarah Stierch on Facebook, (March 2019)

Dry farming leaders

—Linda Johnson-Bell, Imbibe.com (Jan 2019)

The pinot noirs are on the sumptuous side, mouth-filling yet energetic.

—Linda Murphy, Sonoma Magazine (March 2020)

The Pinot being produced by this dry farmed, sustainable estate vineyards is one of the most authentic representations of old world wines this side of the Atlantic.

—Sarah Stierch, The North Bay Voyager (March 2019)

[Emeritus] produces some of the most remarkable Pinot Noir in America right now.

—Brian Freedman, Drink Me Magazine

Emeritus is a new class of classic when it comes to California Pinot Noir… it’s one of the best wines I’ve sipped all year.

—Leslie Sbrocco, Check Please! Bay Area KQED (June 2020)

This dry-farmed property has evolved into an elite Pinot Noir vineyard.

—Daniel Mangin, Fodor’s Travel Napa & Sonoma (2020)

The wines show a common thread of concentrated depth thanks to the small berries harvested by the team of dedicated eyes, hands, and noses who nurture the property with daily attention to detail. Yet they remain elegant, without any excess weight.

—Meridith May, The Tasting Panel (June 2021)

Their lineup of Pinot Noirs are terroir-driven and unique to the micro-climates present within the vineyard. Ranging from light and fruity to full-bodied and savory, there’s a distinct difference between each and every bottle.

—Paige Comrie on Instagram (April 2021)

Emeritus Vineyards is truly one of the rising stars of the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast

—Tim Teichgraeber, Modern Wine (Feb 2021)

By Publication

Wine & Spirits2013 Pinot Hill – 95 Points

2011 William Wesley – 95 Points

2011 Hallberg Ranch – 93 Points

Wine & Spirits Top of the ListWine & Spirits Annual Restaurant Poll

#4 Pinot Noir in 2020

#12 Most Popular Wine in 2019

#2 Pinot Noir in 2017

#1 Pinot Noir in 2015

#10 Most Popular Wine in 2013

Wine Spectator2013 Pinot Hill – 93 Points & Editor’s Choice

2011 Hallberg Ranch – 93 Points & Top 100

2005 William Wesley – 93 Points

James Suckling

2016 Pinot Hill East – 93 Points

2016 Wesley’s Reserve – 93 Points

2016 Hallberg Ranch – 93 Points

2015 Pinot Hill – 93 Points

Wine Review Online

2017 Pinot Hill – 95 Points

2016 Wesley’s Reserve – 95 Points

2016 Hallberg Ranch – 93 Points

2016 Pinot Hill East – 93 Points

2015 Hallberg Ranch – 94 Points

2015 Pinot Hill – 94 Points

2015 William Wesley – 93 Points

Wine Enthusiast

2017 Hallberg Ranch – 95 Points & Editors’ Choice

2017 Pinot Hill – 95 Points

2017 Wesley’s Reserve – 94

2016 Pinot Hill East – 94 Points

2005 William Wesley – 95 Points

The SOMM Journal

2015 Hallberg Ranch – 95 Points


2013 Vintage Review

Washington Wine Blog

2017 Pinot Hill – 95 Points

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