GOLD MEDAL - 2019 World Wine Championships
92 POINTS - Tastings.com
The wine formerly known as The Conspirator's Reserve Syrah. The name is shorter, the finish is longer.
91 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
93 POINTS, Gold Medal - 2017 World Wine Championships
We gave our 2013 Reserve Syrah a little extra time in barrel and an additional year of bottle aging before release. Sourced once again from the tiny Fairbairn Vineyard, the brambly dense black fruit gave us a dry, spicy Syrah, packed with earthiness and blackcurrant flavors. The Conspirator will be a mysterious but welcome guest at any dinner table.
90 POINTS - Wine Enthusiast
GOLD MEDAL, 90 Points - 2017 World Wine Championships
At the lowest, coolest part of the Hidden Vineyard, often shrouded in morning fog is our tiny Pinot Noir block. The minimally irrigated vines produce only miniscule yields. The 2013 harvest gave us just enough fruit to produce only 30 cases of our Reserve Pinot Noir. Enjoy now or save it for a foggy day.
GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 91 Points - Affairs of the Vine 13th Annual Pinot Noir Shootout
GOLD MEDAL WINNER, 92 Points - World Wine Championship 2016
Hidden Valley Vineyard is our Estate vineyard, located in Paso Robles’ Westside, just south of scenic Highway 46 West. Late in the growing season, the coastal influence that creates the cooler Templeton Gap micro-climate often brings a swirling morning fog to the lower parts of the vineyard. Our Pinot Noir block is planted at the lowest, coolest spot in the field which we nicknamed “Foggy Bottom." We use the tiny yield from this area of the vineyard to create our Reserve bottling.