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March 2010 | Interview with Matt on VinVillage radio - Listen to Matt’s recent radio interview discussing what’s going on at Connor Brennan Cellars as well as a new winery project in San Francisco that he’s working on.

December 2008 | S.F. Chronicle Picks Connor Brennan as one of its Best 100 Wines in 2008 - We're very happy and quite humbled that the San Francisco Chronicle selected our 2005 Amber Ridge Pinot Noir as one of its Best Wines of 2008 especially knowing that the S.F. Chronicle wine team tasted over 5,000 wines in 2008. Here’s what they had to say about our wine; "2005 Connor | Brennan Cellars Amber Ridge Vineyard Russian River Valley Pinot Noir ($42) An auspicious debut from another urban garagiste: Investment manager Matthew Reidy crafted this fantastic wine at San Francisco's Crushpad. Its earth and forest floor and mushroom note signal all the beautiful complexity of Pinot, with black cherry, orange zest and cranberry flavors rounding it out in a buoyant, higher-acid profile." wine/top100-2008/page?id=pinotnoir

October 2008 | Connor Brennan Cellars Fall Wine Releases - We are proud to announce the release of our 2006 vintage wines; Amber Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir, Bohemian Vineyard Pinot Noir & Stolpman Vineyard Syrah. Wines/ourWines.html

July 2008 | San Francisco International Wine Competition - The annual San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest and most prestigious competition in America took place this past July. In its 28th year, the SFIWC put in place forty-five wine industry professionals from throughout the United States to examine wines from 23 states and 23 countries. This grouped scored and ranked over 4,240 wines from 1,205 wineries from around the world. Our 2005 Las Madres Syrah was submitted alongside 225 other Syrah and Shiraz wines and received a Silver Medal.

May 2008 | San Francisco Chronicle gives our 2005 Pinot their Highest Score - The San Francisco Chronicle reviewed wines from Russian River Valley including our 2005 Amber Ridge Pinot Noir. Among an out standing field of 56 Russian River single vineyard designate Pinot Noirs our wine received three stars, the highest score given to this group of wines;

Unfortunately we sold out of our inventory on this wine within two days of the article but we have a great follow up effort with our exceptional 2006 Amber Ridge Pinot Noir.
March 2008 | Wine Spectator Features our 2004 Syrah - The Wine Spectator recently tasted our 2004 Las Madres Vineyard Syrah and provided the following review, "cassis and kirsch flavors are ripe and rich, with a thick, syrupy texture and stylish chocolate and coffee notes. Drink now through 2012." We have a limited supply of this wine and what remains can be ordered on our website.

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