"Limited production, artisan winemaking with respect for traditional vineyard practices. Sounds like any number of new North Coast wineries? This small family vineyard run operation, however, is on the West Side of Paso Robles. The Merlot and Cabernet can certainly hold their own with anything the North Coast can produce". Bob Cranston - The Wine Authority

"Dark Star is among the newcomers in Paso Robles in the class of Eberle, Justin, Adelaida, and Wild Horse". Dan Berger - Wine Enthusiast

"Beyond Napa" - Far from having a monopoly on Cabernet, Napa is challenged by other California regions. Look for Dark Star Cellars on the Central Coast". Bruce Sanderson - Wine Spectator

In a blind judging by the Vintners of Paso Robles, Dark Star Cellars '99 Cabernet Sauvignon and the '99 Merlot were chosen the best produced wines of their Varietal in the vintage. Paso Robles Vintners Association