Press

May 6, 2013:  KOKOMO 2012 Grenache Rosé, Paulines Vineyard (rated 89 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine, in an article: 12 Festive Rosés From California, by Tim Fish

Januray 14, 2013: KOKOMO 2010 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Timber Crest Vineyard (rated 91 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine, in an article: 12 Outstanding California Zinfandels, by Tim Fish

June 30, 2012: KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 92 points) featured in Wine Spectator Magazine, in an article: Zinfandel Elegance, by Tim Fish 

April 30, 2012: KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 92 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine

April 30, 2012: KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Timber Crest Vineyard (rated 90 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine

November 28, 2011: KOKOMO 2009 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, Winemaker's Reserve, Pauline's Vineyard (rated 92 points) in Wine Spectator Magazine, in an article: 14 California Zinfandels

July 19, 2010: KOKOMO 2008 Cuvee "4791", Dry Creek Valley (rated 89 points) is in an article, California Merlot and Zinfandel, by WINE SPECTATOR

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September 1, 2012: Kokomo 2011 Pauline’s Vineyard, Grenache Rosé, Dry Creek Valley rated 92 points/ Editors’ Choice, in the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. “This is what rosé should be: pale in color, dry, delicate and tart in acidity, with subtle but complex herb, tea, orange zest and spice flavors. It represents a significant milestone in California rosés.” — S.H.

September 1, 2012: Kokomo 2010 Peters Vineyard, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley rated 92 points/ Editors’ Choice, in the Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide. “This shows a fine balance of citrus and tropical fruit richness with a firm minerality, and the oak is pleasantly in the background. A touch of lees character gives it a Champagne-like doughiness.” — S.H.

February 1, 2012: Kokomo 2008 Pedroni Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley rated 90 points.

February 1, 2012: Kokomo 2008 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley rated 90 points.

April 1, 2011: Kokomo 2008 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast rated 93 points.

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Kokomo Winery, Alexander Valley, Cabernet Sauvignon Ruth's Vineyard 2008 ($38): "With a hint of herbaceousness, the wine’s aroma has notes of cedar and a cinnamon underdone. It has flavors of cherries and spice, along with a good balance of tannin, acidity and spice." 91 TC

Kokomo Winery, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel 2009 ($32): "Here’s a delicious Zin with aromas of black cherries and barrel toast. It has plenty of ripe fruit flavor, with notes of black cherries, blackberries and vanilla. The wine also has lively acidity." 91 TC

Kokomo Winery, Dry Creek Valley, Petite Sirah 2008 ($28): "This wine has a beautiful deep purple color and a rich, dark berry aroma. It’s spicy, with blackberry fruit flavor and a weighty mouthfeel. The wine is big and fairly rich, with good structure." 90 TC

Kokomo Winery, Dry Creek Valley, Zinfandel Pauline's Vineyard 2009 ($32): "This wine has a beautiful purple-tinged cranberry color, along with aromas of earth and violets. It has cherry and blackberry fruit flavors, along with a silky texture, good acidity and fine balance." 90 TC

Kokomo Winery, Sonoma Coast, Pinot Noir, Winemaker's Reserve 2009 ($48): "With aromas of raspberries, strawberries, spice and a touch of earthiness, this Pinot is packed with flavors of red fruits. It has lively acidity, a silky texture and a structure that suggests the wine will age nicely." 92 TC.

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April 4, 2012:

KOKOMO 2009 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast rated 92 points

KOKOMO 2009 Pinot Noir, Gopher Hill Sonoma Coast rated 93 points

KOKOMO 2009 Pinot Noir, Windsor Oaks, Russian River Valley rated 90 points.

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Medal Winners

2013 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2011 Claret
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2011 Timeber Crest Zinfandel
  • GOLD: 2011 Pauline's Zinfandel

2013 INTERNANTIONAL WINE CHANNEL TV AWARDS

  • BEST OF CLASS: 2012 Cuvee

2013 NORTH COAST WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF SONOMA COUNTY: 2012 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard,Dry Creek Valley (98 points)
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2012 Grenache Rosé, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (98 points)
  • 2010 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Farms, Dry Creek Valley (96 points)
  • 2011 Zinfandel, Paulines Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley (93 points)

2012 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

  •   BEST OF CLASS: 2009 Malbec, Chalk Hill
  •   DOUBLE GOLD: 2009 Malbec, Chalk Hill
  •   GOLD: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon, Ruth's Vineyard, Alexander Valley
  •   GOLD: 2010 Chardonnay, Peters Vineyard, Russian River Valley

2012 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • BEST OF CLASS: 2009 Zinfandel, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2009 Chardonnay, Peters Vineyard, Russian River Valley
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2009 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast
  • GOLD: 2009 Merlot, Pauline's Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley

2011 INDY INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION

  • RED WINE OF THE YEAR: 2008 Cabernet Franc, Pedroni Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2008 Cabernet Franc, Pedroni Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
  • BEST OF CLASS: 2007 Sangiovese, Mountainview Ranch, Dry Creek Valley
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2008 Cabernet Franc, Pedroni Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2007 Sangiovese, Mountainview Ranch, Dry Creek Valley
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2008 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Winemakers Reserve
  • DOUBLE GOLD: 2008 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Farms, Dry Creek Valley
  • GOLD MEDAL: 2009 Chardonnay, Peters Vineyard, Russian River Valley
  • GOLD MEDAL: 2008 Zinfandel, Sonoma County

 2011 BEST OF THE BAY AND ZIN CHALLENGE

  • GOLD MEDAL: 2008 Zinfandel, Sonoma County
  • GOLD MEDAL: 2008 Zinfandel, Timber Crest Farms, Dry Creek Valley

2011 WEST COAST WINE COMPETITION

  • GOLD MEDAL: 2008 Zinfandel, Sonoma County

2011 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE COMPETITION

  • DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL 2008 Zinfandel, Sonoma County
  • GOLD MEDAL 2008 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast

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San Francisco Chronicle

May 2, 2008: KOKOMO 2006 Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley receives 2.5 stars out of 3 in the WINES section of the S.F. Chronicle!

 

We're the Best!

Kokomo is voted "Best Zinfandel" in the North Bay Bohemian's 'Best Of...' issue March 18, 2009

 

Blogs

October 25, 2011 Q & A with Kokomo Winery's Erik Miller

August 4, 2011 Moms who need wine Kokomo Winery Sauvignon Blanc and “Iris” Cuvee

April, 2011 Article in PinotFile

December 14, 2010 Article in PinotFile

June 16, 2010: Erin Thomas reviewed our 2007 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley in her wine blog: "...This Petite Sirah (like most of its kind) was far from petite with big, robust aromas of fleshy fruits in red berries, plums and black currants. Beyond the fruit emerged the lavish savory elements of baking chocolate, blueberry pie, bacon and cracked pepper...." To read the entire article, please click here.

June 8, 2010 A part of Indiana in Dry Creek Valley Wineproguy

May 27, 2010: Owner/Winemaker Erik Miller is extensively interviewed for the blog, A Long Pour

December 10, 2009: KOKOMO 2007 Petite Sirah, Dry Creek Valley is reviewed in Drink Dry Creek

November 11, 2009: KOKOMO 2008 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc, Dry Creek Valley is reviewed in Drink Dry Creek


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Books/Calendars

  • Kokomo's beloved winery dog, Rooty , is featured in the just released 2011 Wine Dogs USA Calendar. Check out December! (released July 2010)
  • KOKOMO is one of 20 wineries featured in wine book "Wineries Beyond Napa Valley: Dry Creek and Alexander Valley" by Haydn S. Adams (released February 2009)
  • Kokomo's beloved winery dog, Rooty, is featured in the second release of the Wine Dogs USA book (released October 2008)


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Press Articles

November 2011: Wine Spectator , 14 California Zinfandels, New releases in a range of styles, from bold and ripe to supple and elegant

September 2011: Wine Country this week, Kokomo Native Takes 8 Awards at Wine Competition

August 2010: Wine Spectator "Kokomo Winery, a producer to watch."

February 1, 2010: Erik Miller & Josh Bartels are included in a Wine Spectator article by Robert Taylor about food and wine for the Super Bowl

October 12, 2009: KOKOMO 2007 Pinot Noir, Peters Vineyard, Sonoma Coast is awarded 91 points in an article about 15 Distinctive Pinot Noirs by WINE SPECTATOR online!

February 1, 2009: KOKOMO 2006 Chardonnay, Peter's Vineyard, Sonoma Coast is one of 5 favorites in the 2.1.09 S.F. Chronicle! Click here for the article...

January 4, 2009: Winemaker Erik Miller is quoted in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat. Click here for the article...

September 2008: KOKOMO is featured in an article in Wine Spectator on new Pinot Noir producers.

January 2008: Watch an interview with Erik & Josh at our Grand Opening of the new winery/tasting room in Dry Creek Valley

Wine Spectator "Kokomo Winery a producer to watch"http://www.winespectator.com/wwdn/show/id/43452

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