Lindquist Family Wines, Mourvèdre 2019 "Martian Ranch Vineyard," Alisos Canyon, Los Alamos, Santa Barbara, CA
This bright, earthy, and spicy medium-bodied Alisos Canyon red wine shows expressive wild black raspberry fruit with great length and balance.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Alisos Canyon
REGION: Santa Barbara County
VINEYARD: Martian Ranch Vineyard
PRACTICE: Certified biodynamic
VINIFICATION: Native yeast, neutral French oak, aged 15 months, lightly fined with organic egg whites, unfiltered.
COLOR: Light ruby with pinkish-purple point
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Dried pine needles, wild raspberry jam, briny salinity; evolves into mushroomy forest floor, cocoa nib
FLAVOR: Bright but soft tannins, soft pine, vegetal, tart red fruit, balanced freshness
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
This is a wine for hearty dishes, grilled or stewed meats; a classic Provençal pairing would be lamb or goat cooked over an open flame with olive oil, garlic, and wild herbs.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
“An original Rhone Ranger, Bob Lindquist has been making wine on the Central Coast since 1982. His focus has been on Rhone varietals and Chardonnay from some of the best cool-climate vineyards in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. His wines are known for elegance, balance, and longevity in the cellar, with a strong nod to the traditional winemaking techniques of the Old World.” *
ABOUT THE VINEYARD:
“An eclectic grower of Rhone and Spanish grape varieties, Martian Ranch & Vineyard is a biodynamically farmed Estate vineyard and winery. Martian Ranch is the creation of proprietor Nan Helgeland. Our vineyards were planted in 2008, with the first Estate vintage in 2011. Biodynamic vineyard consultant Philippe Armenier has been involved since the planting of our first vine.” (sbcountywines.com)
ABOUT THE LABEL:
“The name Lindquist translates to Linden or Lime Tree + Quist or twig.
The Linden tree is a sacred tree in many cultures. It’s also a symbol of love, fertility, prosperity, fidelity, friendship, peace, justice, altruism, and good luck.
Known for their shade-giving heart-shaped leaves and fragrant flowers, every part of the Linden tree is known to be beneficial.”*