Verdad, Garnacha 2017, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley, Central Coast, CA
This medium-bodied Garnacha from Edna Valley’s Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard is blended with 18% Tempranillo for added structure. Aromatic & gorgeous, this red has notes of dried red fruit, spices, and leather with a smooth finish.
COUNTRY: United State of America (USA)
APPELLATION (AVA): Edna Valley
SUB-REGION: San Luis Obispo County
VINEYARD: Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
GRAPES: 88% Garnacha, 12% Tempranillo
PRACTICE: Demeter Certified Biodynamic
BODY: Medium (5-6)
PRIMARY AROMAS: Dry red fruit
FLAVOR: Cherry, strawberry, leather; balanced acidity, spices on the smooth finish.
FORMAT: 750 ml
SERVICE AND SUGGESTION: Pair with a wide range of dishes such as roasted chicken with chimichurri, eggplant and tomato, pepperoni pizza, goulash, or Asian ratatouille.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER:
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:
“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.”*