Tin Roof Wines

Accolades

Tin Roof Cellars offers an exciting adventure in taste. We encourage you to discover our wines for yourself, but check back here for acclaim that is sure to raise the roof — as well as your wine glass.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Highlights:

2011 Wine Details »
  • 88 Points / Tasting Panel Magazine

    “Smooth and fresh with sweet black raspberry and cherry fruit; clean and tangy with balance and length.”

  • The Naked Vine

    “In all honesty, the Cabernet was one of the better sub-$10 bottles I’ve had in quite some time. Good tannic structure, nice flavor, and actual complexity within its dark cherry and berry notes. With both the steak and the chocolate, also a winner. An excellent effort.”

  • 86 Points / Intoxicology Report

    “Supple and nicely rounded, aromas of blackberry, coffee and cedar draw you in; the mouth-filling, fruit-forward palate keeps you there. Tannins are gripping, but integrated. A nice choice, remarkable at the price.”

  • Holiday Winners / Examiner.com

    “This wine is boldly flavored, smooth textured and features lots of depth. Underpinnings of pine and currant accent intense dark berry-cherry impressions. Pair with beef or ripe cheeses.”

  • “Bright and aromatic...upfront cherries supported by the correct note of oak.”

Chardonnay

Highlights:

2011 Wine Details »
  • 3-1/2 Stars, Wine of the Week / Santa Rosa Press Democrat

    “A tasty, aromatic chardonnay. Creamy, with notes of apple, citrus, toast and crisp acidity. Balanced. Uncomplicated. A budget-savvy pick.”

  • Sacramento Bee

    “Pleasantly soft, with hints of apple and pear and a fleeting complexity from five months of sur-lie aging.”

  • Sante Magazine

    “Aromatic nose of apricot, apple and ripe stone fruit. A nice acidity on the palate, with flavors of sun dried peach, apples, and vanilla. This is a very nice wine.”

  • 3+ Stars / Spirit of Wine

    “Rounder and more aromatic than anticipated, bringing soft vanilla peach compote to mind. Gentle wisps of sweet cream come to the fore, initiating a soft, mouth-filling close. Surprising depth and resiliency, creating a stunning best value at its attractive price point.”

  • 86 Points / Intoxicology Report

    “Soft on the palate, vaguely leesy and slightly sweet; the nose is floral, the palate touched with apple peel, grilled pineapple and creamy vanilla to finish.”

Merlot

Highlights:

2009 Wine Details »
  • Gold Medal / 93 Points

    Los Angeles International Wine Competition

  • 88 Points / Tasting Panel Magazine

    “Smooth, lush and deep with plum, black raspberry and lively acid structure; silky, vibrant and balanced with style and good length.”

  • Recommended / The Frugal Tasters

    “Enjoyable flavors of cherry, cranberry, and eucalyptus...wonderful balance of fruit and earth...good depth and structure...great all on its own...tasty, simple, and budget-friendly.”

  • 3+ Stars / Spirit of Wine

    “Far richer, bolder, robust and aromatic than ever imagined; they bring a big, burly, fresh, velvet-based style that feels slightly sweet and plenty rich on the palate, showing figs and red berries. Nice slow fade to a clean, creamy finish. Big best value.”

  • 86 Points / Intoxicology Report

    “Plush and intricate, with layers of black cherry, cassis and wild berry framed by spice and delicate tannins.”

Red Blend

Highlights:

2011 Wine Details »
  • 4 Stars / Spirit of Wine

    “Deep black fruit...husky, bold and aromatic...with strong savory and sweet spices melded in. Soft, sweet, spiced and structured. Finishes aromatic and clean. An awesome best value.”

  • 86 Points / Intoxicology Report

    “Zinfandel, petite sirah and merlot, the wine is quite well done in the genre: an explosive jam bomb filled with stewed fruits, brown sugar, black pepper and big billows of cooked plum with cinnamon.”

  • Side Dish

    “Tin Roof Red Blend brings Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah together in a harmonious mix for a big, juicy wine with spice and pepper notes, ideally paired with a bone-in grilled Texas rib-eye or smoky barbecue.”

  • Winelines

    “Translucent neon ruby color. Sourced from grapes grown mainly in the warm Lodi region, this medium-bodied blend of Zinfandel, Merlot and Petite Sirah shows aromas and flavors of black pepper, menthol/eucalyptus, ash, soil and moderate sweet red fruit.”

  • Bronze Medal

    Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

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Sauvignon Blanc

Highlights:

2011 Wine Details »
  • Best Buy, 86 Points / Wine Enthusiast Magazine

    “This shows real Sauvignon Blanc character in its brisk, mouth-watering acidity. Its green grass and gooseberry notes accompany riper lemon and lime fruit.”

  • 89 Points / Tasting Panel Magazine

    “Fresh, racy and juicy with citrus and melon flavors; tangy, silky and balanced; long and crisp.”

  • 4 Swirls / Winey Women

    “Crisp, refreshing with succulent grapefruit, lemon/lime and honeydew melon flavors. It’s the perfect match for shellfish, pan-fried trout and snapper, grilled shrimp, herb-roasted chicken, stir-fried veggies, and Caesar and Goat Cheese salads. This Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorites!”

  • 3+ Stars / Spirit of Wine

    “Shows bright, steely and sweet sauvignon blanc notes. Soft, curly, sweet, with enough aromatics and acids to stay clean and interesting. Fresh, full and lively...bright poignancy. Best value.″

  • Top Value / Snooth.com

    “Soft melony sweetness and a bit of fig enlivened with hints of lemon oil and cut grass...nice crisp fruit with hints of melon and grapefruit finish with moderate length and a nice refreshing hint of astringency.”

Zinfandel

Highlights:

2011 Wine Details »
  • Gold Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Gold Medal

    Dallas Morning News Wine Competition

  • 4 Swirls / Winey Women

    “This wine is luscious and incredibly juicy! I loved this Zinfandel! You can truly taste the strawberry in this wine.”

  • 86 Points / Intoxicology Report

    “Zesty and surprisingly grandiose: lots of smoky forest fruits like raspberry and blackberry, well balanced by spice, mocha and bright acidity.  A great accompaniment for BBQ.”

  • Exceptional / Dan Berger

    “Light raspberry and spice notes, and a light (Beaujolais-like) mid-palate with attractive berry flavors...a very reasonably priced red wine.”

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