Accolades

Backhouse wines have consistently been recognized for the their high quality and value from respected wine publications and competitions. Below you’ll find highlights of our most current awards by varietal, plus links on the right to complete listings of all accolades by vintage.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Highlights:

2014 Vintage

  • Silver Medal / 88 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • 87 Points

    Ultimate Wine Challenge

2013 Vintage

  • Gold Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

  • Best Buy / 84 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    “This soft and slightly sweet wine smells like cinnamon and vanilla and tastes like cherry juice. It is medium bodied and smooth in texture.”

  • Recommended - Beverage Testing Institute

    “Bright pale burnt sienna color. Mild, fruity, toasty aromas of cassis, turned earth, black berries, and green olives with a chewy, bright, dry medium body and a warming, medium-length finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.”

  • Silver Medal / 88 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

All Accolades:

Chardonnay

Highlights:

2015 Vintage

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

2014 Vintage

  • Bronze Medal / 86 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal / 85 Points

    Beverage Testing Institute

  • 84 Points

    Ultimate Wine Challenge

2013 Vintage

  • Double Gold

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal / 87 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal

    San Francisco International Wine Competition

All Accolades:

Merlot

Highlights:

2015 Vintage

  • Bronze Medal

    TEXSOM International Wine Awards

  • Bronze Media / 86 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

2014 Vintage

  • Silver Medal / 91 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • 85 Points

    Ultimate Wine Challenge

  • Silver Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

2012 Vintage

  • Best Buy / 87 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    “Lively, lip-smacking fruit flavors and a tangy, tannic texture will make this a great pairing with grilled chicken, steak or portobello mushrooms. Medium bodied and well balanced, it’s fun to drink.”

  • Gold Medal / 90 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

All Accolades:

Pinot Grigio

Highlights:

2014 Vintage

  • Silver Medal / 88 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal / 88 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Bronze Medal

    San Francisco International Wine Competition

  • Best Buy / 84 Points

    Wine Enthusiast

All Accolades:

Pinot Noir

Highlights:

2015 Vintage

  • Silver Medal / 88 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

2014 Vintage

  • Bronze Medal / 86 Points

    California State Fair Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal / 85 Points

    Beverage Testing Institute

  • 85 Points

    Ultimate Wine Challenge

2013 Vintage

  • Best Buy / 86 Points - Wine Enthusiast

    “Light ruby in color, this offers fresh raspberry and red cherry aromas, slightly softer flavors of ripe plum and a smooth texture. It is medium bodied and easy to enjoy.”

  • Gold / 90 Points

    Critics Challenge International Wine Competition

  • Silver Medal / 87 Points

    San Diego International Wine Competition

All Accolades: