The resultant wine—2017 Experiment N2.7—is our second vintage from this series. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon with small, nearly equal amounts of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the wine intrigues with notes of blackberry, cola, cocoa nibs, licorice and pencil shavings. Richness and purity of expression grace the palate in this neighborly adventure that should delight for years to come.
A pristine property high on Pritchard Hill producing tiny amounts of coveted wines. 5 years waitlist to access the mailing list and only a handful of wholesale partners worldwide.
These Experiment wines are typically reserved for the Mailing List and a few other direct accounts, Wine Spectrum now being one of them. Interesting detail: the labels are printed on a 300+ year Guttenberg Press and they are stunning! In fact, everything about this Estate has this level of meticulous attention level to it.
Austin Peterson brings a breadth of knowledge and experience to his position as head winemaker at OVID. Peterson grew up in northern California, immersed in the culture and business of wine, as the son of a winemaker. While studying enology at UC Davis, Peterson financed his education by making and selling his own wine. He began working at OVID in 2006 as Enologist, having already compiled an impressive resume that included winery positions in Napa, Sonoma, Bordeaux, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, and Argentina. Peterson’s love of travel has exposed him to a wide array of winemaking ideas, philosophies and techniques. In 2010, Austin Peterson was appointed to the position of Winemaker at OVID. His distinctive combination of innovative thinking and broad perspective is an essential component of OVID’s continual pursuit of winemaking excellence.