Lindquist Winery, Viognier "Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard" 2019, Edna Valley, Central Coast, CA
A classic cool climate-style Viognier from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in Edna Valley. This white wine is medium to full-bodied with notes of honeysuckle, stone fruit, and mineral finish.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Edna Valley
REGION: San Luis Obispo County
VINEYARD(S): Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
PRACTICE: Certified Biodynamic
VINIFICATION: Neutral French oak, barrel-aged, malolactic, 6 months on the lees.
COLOR: Medium gold
BODY: Medium to Full (7-8)
TASTE: Dry, mineral
PRIMARY AROMAS: Honeysuckle, peach, apricot
FLAVOR: Mineral, fresh acidity
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION:
Potential pairings include tagine, biryani, spicy southeast Asian dishes, grilled chicken, rich & spicy shellfish dishes, creamy buttery cheese, sweet root vegetables, ginger, saffron, & coconut.
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:
“Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, also known as Slide Hill, is located in Edna Valley. The gravelly sandy loam soils have loads of marine fossils, Obispo Formation Mudstone, Monterery formation shale as well as an underlying volcanic influence due to the many dormant volcanic caps that dot the area. The vineyard is about 5.5 miles from the Pacific Ocean and Edna Valley has the longest grape growing season in California, yielding well balanced, fully flavored grapes with excellent structure. The vineyard is Demeter Certified Biodynamic.”*
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.”*