Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Edna Valley 22.8 Brixalbarino
8.5 Total Acidity
The 2014 vintage was surprisingly abundant for the second harvest in a row. Albarino came in at a bit over three tons per acre from two different areas on the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard. Block 4, which is a steep rolling hillside and Block 6, an even steeper hillside. Both areas are quite rocky with a gravelly loam composition.
This is a lovely aromatic wine with orange blossom and white stone aromatics, flavors of white peaches and meyer lemons with a hint of bitter almonds. The finish is long and mineral driven with firm acidity.
The first vintage for Verdad was 2000. Verdad makes a dry Grenache based Rosé, a Santa Ynez Valley Tempranillo as well as a Demeter certified biodynamic Albariño and Tempranillo from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard. The total production is about 2750 cases. Verdad is devoted to making Spanish grape varietal wines that express true varietal character as well as the vineyard’s terroir. The grapes are sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards and are minimally processed in the cellar. The philosophy behind the winemaking is to grow the best fruit possible, pick at optimum balance and let the wines reflect what the vineyards have created.
The wines are made at the Clendenen Lindquist Winery in Santa Maria, home to Lindquist Family Wines and Au Bon Climat Winery.