Sawyer Lindquist, Carignan 2020, Feliz Creek Vineyard Mendocino County, North Coast, CA
This is a gorgeous expression of Carignan with a spicy, pure red berry flavors followed by notes of rose petals and herbs de Provence and minerals and a long refreshing finish. Perfect for your table around the holidays.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Mendocino County
REGION: North Coast
VINEYARD: Feliz Creek
GRAPES: 100% Carignan
SOIL: Loam (Sand, silt, clay)
PRACTICE: Organic, sustainable, biodynamic
VINIFICATION: De-stemmed and punched down twice a day in open top fermenters. Pressed and put into neutral French oak puncheons, aged 16 months, bottled unfined and unfiltered
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Spicy, red berry, rose petal, herbs de Provence, mineral
PALATE: Umami, dried cranberry, tobacco leaf, long, refreshing finish
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Serve with cinnamon-based dishes, berry-based sauces, and smoky meats. (Thanksgiving!!!)
ABOUT THE PRODUCERS: Husband and wife winemakers Bob Lindquist and Louisa Sawyer Lindquist
Louisa Sawyer Lindquist: “The work of my entire adult life has been in the business of wine. I began my lifelong career in wine starting with cellar work at Long Island wineries when I turned 21. I created a college internship with Hargrave Wine Cellars (the first winery on Long Island) in Cutchogue, NY followed by working at Scuttlehole Vineyard, which is now Channing Daughters Winery. I moved on to working in fine wine retail shops and restaurants, then sales with wine distributers and importers and then winery direct sales. It’s been a great journey.”
Bob Lindquist: “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: Feliz Creek Vineyard is located in Hopland, Mendocino County. The Carignan grapevines were first planted in 1908 and a second planting added in 1947. These vines are among the oldest Carignan vines in California.
ABOUT THE LABEL: Label art “Planets” by Bob & Louisa’s son, Theo, age 10.