Review of 2019 Commitment, 98pts by James Suckling

#49 of the Top 100 Wines USA, December 2023

“This is a new special bottling of pure cabernet sauvignon from this pristine mountain vineyard on the west side of Spring Mountain. Elegance with structure, it shows plenty of subtle aromas and flavors of lead pencil and graphite with blackcurrant and black berry undertones. Some pine needles, too. It’s medium- to fullbodied with ultra-fine tannins that run the length of the wine. Impressive length. Better in three to four years but already very beautiful. Tiny production."

Food & Wine

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The Holiday Issue, Food & Wine Magazine
December 2022.

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Reviews of 2013-2019 vintages by James Suckling

True mountain reds with a finesse and pedigree of classic cabs…

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Reviews by Antonio Galloni

Quite simply, these are gorgeous mountain Cabernets endowed with real class and pedigree.

2018  |  2017  |  2016  |  2015  |  2014  |  2013

Robb Report

17 Stellar Wines Under $100 That Taste Like They’re Worth Much More by Sara L. Schneider

You don’t have to spend a small fortune to find some of the world’s most interesting wines. Here are the best bottles to buy without shelling out a Franklin.

March 2022. Read more on their website.

Wine Enthusiast

The Sonoma Winemakers Devoted to ‘Complete Control and a Sense of Place’

One of Sonoma’s most exciting new monopoles is Cornell Vineyards.

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Cornell Vineyards: Producer Profile

Jonathan Cristaldi meets the Cornell Vineyards team and tastes a vertical of all the wines released to date.

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Robb Report

13 Wines That Prove 2018 Is One of the Best Vintages of the Decade by Sara Schneider

These are the Bordeaux-style reds from Napa and Sonoma you should add to your cellar this fall.
August 2021. Read more on their website.


Cabernet in Sonoma: Why Cabernet Sauvignon Deserves One More Spotlight in California by Bryce Wiatrak

Cornell bottles some of the most alluring wines.
August 2021. Read more on their website.

New York Times

California Wine Country Rebuilds as Threats Persist by Eric Asimov

The drought in Northern Califormia is severe, and the risk of fires remains high. But winemakers are trying to adapt to climate change.
July 2021. Read more.

Nobleman Magazine

In the Know

Our curated guide to everything new and newsworthy.
July 2021. Read more.

Beverage Industry Enthusiast

Northern California Winemakers Shift Practices Amid Drought Emergency by Stacy Briscoe

Elizabeth Tangney, viticulturist and winemaker at Cornell Vineyards, spent the last eight months revitalizing the mountain-top property…
May 2021. Read more on their website.


The Complex Science of Assessing California’s Fire-Damaged Vines

Bracing for another fire season, Napa and Sonoma viticulturists decide whether to replant or revitalize many vineyards that burned in 2020
April 2021. Read more on their website.

Tim Atkin

Survivor Vines by Stacy Briscoe

I am here to talk to [Elizabeth Tangney] about vineyards: assessing that damage, determining vine vigour, and making the hard decision — to replant or revitalise?
March 2021. Read more on their website.

Food & Wine

12 Wines That Serious Collectors Don't Want You to Know About by Jonathan Cristaldi

Incredible bottles that are enjoyable now and will age gracefully for many years to come.
March 2021. Read more on their website.

Robb Report

11 Stellar Low-Alcohol Wines That Will Change How You Think About Low-Alcohol Wines by Sara Schneider

Perched high on the ridge where Sonoma meets Napa, the new-ish Cornell Vineyards should be on your radar.
February 2020. Read more on their website.

Top 100 Wines of the USA

2016 Cornell Estate Cabernet Sauvignon – #51.
December 2019. Read more on their website.

SF Chronicle


Respectful of the classics, but subtly subversive: That, in a phrase, is why Françoise Peschon is The Chronicle’s 2019 Winemaker of the Year.
December 2019. Read more on their website.


Collectible California Cabernet by Karen MacNeil

The classically structured wines…flow with slow mesmerizing savory, earthy and red fruit flavors.
October 2019. Read more.


Vintage Report: California Cabernet 2015 by Linda Murphy

This wine is precise, beautifully textured and elegant.
November 2018. Read more.

Sonoma  Magazine

The Top 100 Wines of 2018 by Linda Murphy

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.
November 2018. Read more.

Cru Podcast

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 its third vintage.
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Napa Valley Register

Cornell Vineyards is Sonoma’s newest ‘Napa’ Winery by Tim Carl

Over nearly 20 years, the creators, Henry and Vanessa Cornell, have quietly built a foundation that 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.
November 2018. Read more on their website.


Letter from Napa Valley by Karen MacNeil

Consultant Francoise Peschon made the exquisite 2015 Cabernet reminiscent of a young Chateau Margaux.
November 2018.


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