What began as an afternoon with two friends barrel tasting at the winery became a collaborative first release of Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc. These micro-production wines represent a chance to creatively expand beyond the confines of our established brands without compromise. This is our opportunity to try new vineyards a few barrels at a time.
A Chicago native, Justin Harmon is also winemaker for Belden Barns, Pfendler, Orrin-Sage, and his own Argot Wines. Possessing a true passion for wine, he pursued this craft with homemaking wine kits in a basement then took the plunge and moved to Sonoma County in 2006. His wines are modern and full-throttle, deeply intense without being overbearing.
A native of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Josh Peeples moved to San Francisco in the late nineties, where he co-founded a start-up focusing on order management software for the beverage industry. Napa Valley sparked a curiosity about the wine industry and led him to move to wine country, where he has been ever since alongside some of the world's leading winemakers and famed vineyards such as Tench & Beckstoffer To Kalon. In addition to cofounding Standard Deviation, Josh the proprietor of Elyse Winery and Institution, and founding partner in Addax Wines.