GOLD MEDAL - 2017 Craft Competition International Awards
Defection is not for the faint of heart. Neither is this massive, bold, fruit-forward zin. This is our first release of The Defector since the award winning 2010 vintage but this time we made a mere 50 cases. If you have an allegiance to other varietals, this powerful character may convince you to switch sides.
Gold Medal - 2018 Craft Competition International Awards
Silver Medal - 2018 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
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.
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.