Auteur Ranks High Amongst Napa Producers

Auteur Wines 98 Point Reviews


Robert Parkers Wine Advocate Top Rated Auteur 95+ Point reviews 2016 vintage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from boutique producer, Auteur.

95 Auteur Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir 2017
95 Auteur Green Acres Chardonnay 2017
94+ Auteur Labyrinth Pinot Noir 2017
94+ Auteur Savoy Pinot Noir 2017
94 Auteur Gaps Crown Pinot Noir 2017
94 Auteur Durell Chardonnay 2017
93+ Auteur Hyde Chardonnay 2017


Auteur Garners High Praise – Jeb Dunnuck

Auteur Top Rated California Pinots and Chardonnays
97 2016 Auteur Pinot Noir Labyrinth Vineyard
96 2016 Auteur Chardonnay Green Acres
95 2016 Auteur Pinot Noir Manchester Ridge
94 2016 Auteur Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard
94 2016 Auteur Chardonnay Durell Vineyard
94 2016 Auteur Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard
93+ 2016 Auteur Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
93 2016 Auteur Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

Essential Bottles for Your Home Wine Bar

95 POINTS Auteur Wines 2018 Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast

This is impressive wine at every level—a crisp, complex exploration of minerality and cool-climate aromatics. Grapefruit, Meyer lemon and stone provide a backdrop of elegant flavor within structured elegance and appealingly well-integrated acidity. This is a delicious wine. VIRGINIE BOONE


Auteur shines again with Robert Parker

Robert Parkers Wine Advocate Top Rated Auteur 95+ Point reviews 2016 vintage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from boutique producer, Auteur.

Oct 2018 The Wine Advocate


Top 50 Wines of 2018 Auteur Pinot Noir


2015 Auteur Manchester Ridge Pinot Noir: The selection is based on a combination of overall quality, price, availability, and a little bit of Wow Factor, and was made by scrolling through close to 9,000 reviews and painstakingly cutting the list to these 50 wines.


High Merits from Jeb Dunnuck

Top Rated 97 Point Review Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from boutique producer Auteur by Jeb Dunnuck.

Top Rated 97 Point Review Sonoma Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from boutique producer Auteur by Jeb Dunnuck.

97 2015 Auteur Pinot Noir Manchester Ridge
97 2015 Auteur Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard
94 2015 Auteur Pinot Noir Robert’s Road
94 2015 Auteur Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard
94 2015 Auteur Pinot Noir Labyrinth Vineyard
93 2015 Auteur Chardonnay Green Acres
92+ 2015 Auteur Chardonnay Durell Vineyard
92+ 2015 Auteur Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is 100% independent and subscriber funded. Formerly of Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate and The Rhone Report. 



Wine Spectator Names Auteur Top Tasting rooms for world-class Pinot

Wine Spectator Top Rated Tasting Rooms to Visit in Sonoma for Pinot Noir
What are the Best Wineries to Visit in Sonoma?

Sonoma has become a hot destination for Pinot Noir, with the county boasting many of California’s leading wineries for the grape. Spread over three regions, they draw upon a range of terroirs and bottle Pinots in a variety of styles.The area is home to Pinot stars Marcassin and Kosta Browne, standard-bearers such as Dehlinger and Rochioli, and many more standouts, including Arista, Auteur, Donum, Merry Edwards, Patz & Hall and Siduri. Wine Spectator’s Sonoma Pinot Noir Issue


20 Best Sonoma Rosés

Best Rose Wine Sonoma Auteur

One of the Best Kept Secrets in Wine Country

Auteur remains one of the best-kept secrets in wine country. Proprietors Kenneth and Laura Juhasz are obsessed with all components of the craft – from the soil to the final sip. “20 Best RosÉ to Drink This Summer”  – Sonoma Magazine



WINE SPECTATOR: Where to Stay, Eat and Taste in Sonoma

Wine Spectator Top Rated Tasting Rooms to Visit in Sonoma for Pinot Noir

Winemaker Kenneth Juhasz has a way with Pinot Noir, producing some impressive wines for Donum and Pali, among others. Auteur is his own label, which he runs with his wife, Laura. He learned the winemaking ropes in Oregon before transplanting to Sonoma Valley in 2002. They make a range of Pinot Noirs from vineyards in Northern California and Willamette Valley, as well as Chardonnay. Auteur’s tasting room is a cottage just off historic Sonoma Plaza, where guests sit at communal tables either by a fireplace or on the patio, depending on the weather, for tastings. It’s a laid-back atmosphere that allows you to focus on the wines and perhaps meet a fellow Pinot lover. Where to Stay, Eat and Taste in Sonoma



Consistently Exceptional – Robert Parker, Jr

Robert Parkers Wine Advocate Top Rated Auteur 95+ Point reviews 2015 vintage Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from boutique producer, Auteur.

“Founded in 2003 by husband and wife team Kenneth and Laura Juhasz, this boutique winery has gone from strength to strength. Their early vintages were good, but the most recent ones have been consistently exceptional with a selection of terrific non-malolactic, crisp, steely, fresh Chardonnays and impressive, diverse styles of Pinot Noir. Moreover, their pricing policy remains one to admire and support – as the wines clearly justify what are moderate levels.” – Robert Parker, Jr

95 Auteur Pinot Noir Labyrinth 2014

94+ Auteur Pinot Noir Labyrinth 2015
93 Auteur Chardonnay Durell 2015

92+ Auteur Pinot Noir Manchester Ridge 2014
92 Auteur Chardonnay Durell 2014
92 Auteur Chardonnay Green Acres 2014
92 Auteur Pinot Noir Savoy 2014



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–Robert Parker, December 2013


Vineyards Producing Notable Wines

Top Rated vineyards and wine in California Auteur Pinot Noir and chardonnay Savoy Hyde
The Five California Vineyards You Need to Know. By Lettie Teague, May 2015

Anyone looking for wines that are consistently strong should seek out bottles with labels bearing these names, says Lettie Teague. THERE ARE MANY great vineyards in California, but very few people will see their names on a label. That’s because they often belong to a single producer turning out wines in tiny amounts. READ MORE…



Auteur Named Wine Spectator’s Exciting Chardonnays”

Wine Spectator Top Rated California Chardonnay from Auteur

By James Laube

Auteur is Kenneth and Laura Juhasz’s label. The couple focuses on Burgundian varietals, buying all of their grapes from select vineyards in California and Oregon. This 2008 Durell ($40) is rich and full-bodied, with lively acidity and good depth.


Wine Spectator Top Rated Pinot Noirs Auteur Wines

“NUMBERS GAME, by James Laube”. Wine Spectator Discusses Kenneth’s winemaking style with regard to alcohol, ripeness and terroir.

Kenneth Juhasz, owner-winemaker of Auteur in Sonoma, has been making wine for a decade. He began his career with Pinot Noir in Oregon, using Burgundy as a model, yet he’s found a happy home in Sonoma, where he has raised the quality bar by making his Pinot Noirs in a riper, fuller, more flavorful style. In particular, Auteur’s Mendocino Ridge Manchester Ridge Vineyard 2009 (94, $50), Sonoma Coast 2009 (93, $38) and Sonoma Coast Stage Vineyard (93, $60) are the best California wines he’s made. His work with the 2009 vintage at Donum (six outstanding Pinots) added to his remarkable year.

Three Unprecedented & Well-Deserved 100 point Scores. Purely Domestic Wine Report (pdwr), Doug Wilder

  “I first learned of Kenneth Juhasz and Auteur when I tasted his solid premiere release 2003 Pinot Noir Hyland and Montasi vineyards from Oregon. The following year he set a high bar with a 2005 Pinot Noir from Shea Vineyard Back Block, becoming the first Pinot Noir I rated 100 point. For 2006, Auteur released vineyard designated Pinot Noir from California. After three days the wines were more stunning than when first opened, and received three unprecedented and well-deserved 100 point scores.” Article link

Wine Spectator, 12 Stunning California Pinot Noirs

By Aaron Romano, October 27, 2014 Here are a few of the standouts from the vintage, with Pinots stretching from Anderson Valley in the north to Santa Barbara County in the south. AUTEUR Pinot Noir Mendocino Ridge Manchester Ridge Vineyard 2012 Score: 91 | $50 Rich and vibrant, with blackberry and wild berry flavors forming a core that is spicy and firmly tannic, gaining black licorice, dried herb and savory notes as the finish sails along. Drink now through 2023. 148 cases made. —J.L. AUTEUR Pinot Noir Anderson Valley Savoy Vineyard 2012 Score: 90 | $60 Firm, tight and savory, complex and concentrated, with dried herb and berry flavors, ending with anise and pennyroyal notes. Drink now through 2022. 174 cases made. —J.L.

"California Chardonnay's Big Easy"

Wine Spectator Kenneth Juhasz, of Auteur Wines in Sonoma attributes the year's moderate temperatures and leisurely harvest with creating wines loaded with minerality while maintaining restrain and verve. "Based on weather, natural acidity and tannin I think that 2012 has produced Chardonnays that have the ability to age," he says. Download Article

WINE SPECTATOR, 12 Outstanding California Chardonnays

By Aaron Romano This selection of new-release California Chardonnays shows how well the grape performed in 2012. Vintners enjoyed ideal weather and a leisurely harvest, which allowed them to pick the grape at its own pace. At their best, these wines are intense and pure, with ripe, vibrant flavors, and may reward short-term cellaring.


(one of our favorites!) The Wine Guy - Greg Walter Recognizing One of the Nice Guys Interesting, refreshing wines for warmer weather Sonoma: More Pinot critical mass than ever
Wine Spectator Top Rated PInot Noirs

Wine Spectator, 10 Stirring California Pinot Noirs

By Aaron Romano Sonoma Coast Pinot Noirs can vary in style depending on where the grapes are planted. The appellation is vast—it covers nearly 800 square miles—and ranges from the cool Pacific coast nearly to the town of Sonoma in the east, encompassing numerous microclimates along the way. This week we highlight several examples of Sonoma Coast Pinot. At the top of the list is Auteur. Owner-winemaker Kenneth Juhasz began his career making Pinot Noir in Oregon before settling in Sonoma, where he has been making wines for Donum Estate and Robert Stemmler for the last decade. Juhasz blends vineyards from cool-climate sites near Sebastopol with more temperate vineyards near the Petaluma Wind Gap, merging the microclimates to create a complex and savory style of Pinot Noir.


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Recent reviews from Pinot File.

The International Wine Review 2014

- Report #44 The Wines of Sonoma 94 PTS Auteur 2012 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard An elegant wine with all the richness of good white Burgundy. Precisely focused with flavors of orchard fruit, citrus and minerals seamlessly integrated with toasted oak.


How Shea became the choice pinot vineyard. By Katherine Cole