GOLD MEDAL, 91 points - 2016 World Wine Championships
GOLD MEDAL - 2016 Craft Competition International Awards
We sourced the fruit for this year's Pseudonym from the Tondre Grapefield Vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands AVA. Just like his father Tondre, grower Joe Alarid is passionate about his vines and grows several different pinot clones. The southeast facing slopes provide ample sunlight and even ripening throughout the long growing season. A strong coastal influence from the Monterey Bay ensures cool nights, preserving acidity for firm structure.
ALERT! A renegade Petite Sirah has infiltrated our line up. Be warned that there is nothing "petite" about it. Underestimate this wine at your peril.
The 8th vintage of our best selling, signature red blend and it's still a secret...
GOLD MEDAL - 2019 World Wine Championships
92 POINTS - Tastings.com
It's no secret that the predominant varietal of Espionage is Malbec. For the 2016 vintage however, we surreptitiously upped the level of intrigue by introducing a little Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot to the blend. The result is deep, dark and delicious - like a secret that's just too good to keep. With only 100 cases produced, you may want to grab as many bottles as you can and head for the safe house. No need to await further instructions - you know what to do.