Winemaker of the Year by Esther Mobley (December 2019)

Respectful of the classics, but subtly subversive: That, in a phrase, is why Françoise Peschon is The Chronicle’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year.
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Collectible California Cabernet by Karen MacNeil (October 2019)

The classically structured wines...flow with slow mesmerizing savory, earthy and red fruit flavors.
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Reviews of 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 vintages by James Suckling

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Reviews of 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 vintages by Antonio Galloni

Quite simply, these are gorgeous mountain Cabernets endowed with real class and pedigree.
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Vintage Report: California Cabernet 2015 by Linda Murphy (November 2018)

This wine is precise, beautifully textured and elegant.
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The Top 100 Wines of 2018 by Linda Murphy (November 2018)

The diversity of soils, exposures, and row orientations, and the winemaking skills of Françoise Peschon and Elizabeth Tangney produced this layered, beautifully textured and elegant Cab, with dark mountain-grown fruit braced by structured tannins and enlivened by fresh acidity.
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Crafting Elegant Mountain Cabernet with Chappy Cottrell

Francoise & Elizabeth are the winemakers of Cornell Vineyards, a breathtaking 20-year old property on the Santa Rosa side of Spring Mountain, that just released it’s third vintage.
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Cornell Vineyards is Sonoma’s newest ‘Napa’ Winery by Tim Carl (November 2018)

Henry and Vanessa Cornell ... might not only produce exceptional wines but may also hold a key for creating an ethos where care for both the land and the people working on it go hand in hand.
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Letter from Napa Valley by Karen MacNeil (November 2018)

Cornell Vineyards … is owned by businessman Henry Cornell. Consultant Francoise Peschon made the exquisite 2015 Cabernet reminiscent of a young Chateau Margaux.