Critical Acclaim

“…all the Bucher wines show a polished delicate intensity.”
~ Doug Wilder, Purely Domestic Wine Report

2017 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Selected as one of Sonoma’s Top 100 Wines of 2019 ~ Sonoma Magazine
“Voluptuous and mouth-filling, this bold wine will win over a legion of fans for its bright, juicy red fruit and rewarding texture. Beyond its instant approachability, it’s a serious wine with the tannic and acid structure to age beautifully for another five years or more.”

2017 Chardonnay Unoaked Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

4 Stars ~ Wines of the Week, The Press Democrat, 7-18-18 “A lovely Chardonnay where tropical meets citrus, a lovely yin yang. Notes of pineapple, apple and guava. Round texture. Great balance. Spot on.”

2017 Rosé of Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Best Rosé of 2018 ~ Tom Simoneau, The Wine Guy

2016 Pinot Noir Three Sixty Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

92 points ~ Wine Advocate
“…the 2016 Pinot Noir Three Sixty features warm pomegranate and cranberry with notions of red and black cherries, earth and wet leaves. Medium-bodied with spicy/earthy fruit in the mouth, it has juicy acidity and fine, grainy tannins, finishing long and layered.”

2016 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

93 points ~ JamesSuckling.com
“Some smoked-meat aromas with a bright undercurrent of ripe red cherries that lead to a plush, attractive and flavorful palate, carrying a wealth of rich, typical pinot, ripe cherry flavor. Drink or hold.”
91 points ~ Wine Advocate
“Pale to medium ruby, the 2016 Pinot Noir Bucher Estate Vineyard is scented of cinnamon stick and clove with red cherry preserves and warm red berries with smoke, cola and earth nuances. In the mouth, it’s light to medium-bodied with a core of earthy/spicy red and black fruits, with firm, grainy tannins and just enough acidity to lift the long, smoky/savory finish.”
Selected one of the Top 100 Wines of 2018 ~ Sonoma Magazine, Nov. 2018
“The Bucher family has grown grapes in Russian River Valley for nearly three decades, selling them to such producers as Williams Selyem and Merry Edwards. They launched their own brand in 2013, and their flagship is this blend, made by Siduri’s Adam Lee. It’s lush and juicy, with bright cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate aromas and flavors.”

2015 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Selected as one of the best Pinots at the 2017 Pinot Days in San Francisco

2015 Chardonnay Rio Oro Russian River Valley

4 Stars ~ Wines of the Week, The Press Democrat, 8-15-18
87 Points ~ JamesSuckling.com

2015 Chardonnay Unoaked Russian River Valley

93 points ~ Pinotfile, December 25, 2016
4 1/2 Stars ~ Wines of the Week, The Press Democrat, 4-19-17

2014 Pinot Noir, Three Sixty Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

92 points ~ Pinotfile, December 25, 2016
91 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report, March 2017

2014 Pinot Noir, Pommard Clone Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

Selected as one of the Top 100 Wines of 2017 ~ Sonoma Magazine
92 points ~ Pinotfile, December 25, 2016

2014 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

91 points ~ Pinotfile, December 25, 2016
4 Stars ~ Wines of the Week, The Press Democrat, 8-10-16

2014 Chardonnay Rio Oro Russian River Valley

94 points ~ Pinotfile, December 25, 2016
90 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report, March 2017
4 Stars ~ Wines of the Week, The Press Democrat, 10-12-16
Double Gold Medal ~ American Fine Wine Competition, 2016

2014 Chardonnay Unoaked Russian River Valley

90 points ~ Wine Enthusiast, November 2015
Peg Melnik’s Wine List ~ Press Democrat, 5-20-15

2014 Rosé of Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

91 points & Editor’s Choice ~ Wine Enthusiast, November 2015
90 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report
“Highly Recommended” ~ California Grapevine, July 2015
Gold Medal ~ American Fine Wine Competition, 2016

2013 Pinot Noir, Three Sixty Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

93 points ~ Wine Enthusiast, November 2015
91 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report
Gold Medal ~ Pinot Noir Shootout, 2015

2013 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

90 points ~ Wine Enthusiast, July 2015
91 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report
Gold Medal ~ Pinot Noir Shootout, 2015
4 Stars ~ Wines of the Week ~ The Press Democrat, 10-7-15

2013 Rosé of Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

90 points ~ Wine Enthusiast, 10/1/14
4 Stars ~ Wine of Week’s TOP PICK ~ The Press Democrat

2012 Pinot Noir Three Sixty Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

93 points ~ Cellar Selection ~ Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
93 points ~ Bacchus & Beery, 1-14-14
Voted Best Pinot Noir in the U.S. ~ 2014 World of Pinot Noir

2012 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

92 points ~ PinotReport, 4-15-15
91 points ~ Cellar Selection ~ Wine Enthusiast, May 2014
94 points ~ Bacchus & Beery, 1-14-14
91 points ~ Purely Domestic Wine Report, 5-14

2011 Pinot Noir Bucher Vineyard, Russian River Valley

93 points ~ Pinot Report, 11-15-13
92 Points ~ Bacchus & Beery, 1-14-14


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