Yields were so light in 2011 that we were unsure if we even had enough fruit to produce the Novus Ordo blend this year. Somehow, we found a way and we are very glad we did – albeit in a very limited quantity. The quality of both varietals was superb and the resulting blend exceeded even our high expectations. Equal parts smooth and explosive, this wine is ready to drink now but we predict it will improve even more with age – assuming you have the self-control to wait…
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 90 points - 2013 Pinot Summit, San Francisco CA
A blend of two Dijon clones, Pseudonym is a multi-dimensional Pinot Noir. Layers of bright fruit are balanced with darker, more earthy notes. Hints of spice and anise mingle with red fruit and blackcurrant, offering intriguing complexity and a long, satisfying finish that will no doubt leave you wanting more. Sadly, only 75 cases were made. Don't be denied.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER - 2015 International Craft Wine Awards
For our Reserve Zinfandel, we carefully selected the best barrels from the 2010 crush. It was by no means an easy task. The Dove Pond fruit gave us very consistent quality across the board. We finally landed on a blend with a slightly higher percentage of new oak. Hints of raspberry and eucalyptus on the nose. On entry, layers of both black and red fruit ease into a lush mid-palate, punctuated by spice and pepper notes. The oak lends a toasty quality to the long finish. Drink now through 2018.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER 92 points - 2016 World Wine Championships Award
New World Order represents a coming together of the old world (syrah) and the new world (zinfandel) Both varietals were sourced from the same vineyard so while each grape exhibits its own varietal characteristics, the wine retains a sense of place thanks to the shared terroir. Black fruit mingles with floral notes, cigar box aromas and a hint of pepper. Wonderfully balanced and deliciously complex. Drink now or cellar through 2020.