Previous Releases

 

2014 Albariño

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Edna Valley
22.8 Brixalbarino
8.5 Total Acidity
3.23 pH

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.

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Verdad 2013 Tempranillo, Rock ‘N’ Rojo $30

  • 75% Tempranillo
    55% Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley, 20% Whole ClusterVerdad 2013 Tempranillo, Rock ‘N’ Rojo
    (Demeter Certified Biodynamic)
    45% Ibarra-Young Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley
  • 25% Syrah
    50% Alamo Creek Vineyard in San Luis Obispo County
    50% Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley
    (Demeter Certified Biodynamic)

The grapes for this wine were sourced from great vineyards on the Central Coast.

This wine is a medium-full bodied.

Spicy aromas followed by flavors of tart cherries layered with smoke and cocoa is followed by hints of rose petals and herbs de Provence on the finish. This is a pretty wine with good balance and nice structure without the ponderous, chalky notes of many domestic Tempranillo wines grown in warmer climates. Pair this wine with a variety of meat, poultry and rice dishes. It is a nice complement to spicy Mexican and South American food.

100 cases bottled, the rest is in kegs.

Available in kegs and 750 ml bottles.

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2013 Albarino

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Edna Valleyalbarino

Harvested September 12 & 23 2013

22.8 Brix
8.5 Total Acidity
3.23 pH

The 2013 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.

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2013 Grenache Rosé

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Edna Valley

At Harvest:

Brix 21.2rose
PH: 3.21
TA: 7.5 grams

This wine was farmed exclusively for rosé in Block 6 at Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in Edna Valley, and picked early to create a relatively low alcohol fresh style of rosé.

The grapes for this wine were picked in two different lots about a week apart. The first lot was de-stemmed and kept overnight on the skins to soak up some color. The second lot was whole cluster pressed.

The wine was fermented using it’s native yeast and fermented half in stainless steel temperature controlled and half in neutral barrels. The wine went through malo-lactic fermentation naturally.

The two lots of wine were blended together in late January, fined with bentonite and cold stabilized.

The resulting wine is a lovely rose-pink color with aromas of wild strawberries mingling with ripe watermelon on the palate with a hint of herbs de Provence and Meyer lemon on the finish.

700 cases produced, 12.5 Alcohol.
Demeter certified biodynamic.

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2014 Rosé

71% Grenache,
Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley
Mesa Verde Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valleyrose

29% Syrah
Brave & Maiden Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

The grapes for this pretty rosé were sourced from three different vineyards. The Grenache was sourced from Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in Edna Valley and Mesa Verde in Santa Ynez Valley. The Syrah was grown at the Brave & Maiden Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley.

The Grenache grapes from Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard were de-stemmed and soaked overnight on the skins before being pressed. Both the Grenache from Mesa Verde Vineyard and the Syrah from Brave & Maiden Vineyard were whole cluster pressed. The lots were blended together in January, cold stabilized and fined. The finished wine was bottled in late February.

The wine has a pretty pale pink color with hints of salmon. The aromas are of strawberries and raspberries with hints of watermelon. It’s an elegant rosé with balanced alcohol, about 12.5%. It is refreshing with bright and lively berry fruit. The finish has a hint of spice and citrus.

400 cases produced

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2012 Verdad Graciano

Ibarra-Young Vineyard, Santa Ynez Valley

  • Harvested October 6, 2012
  • 2 Tons harvested
  • Organically farmed at Ibarra Young Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valleygraciano
  • Native Yeast Fermented
  • 21.0 Brix
  • 5.2 Total Acidity
  • 3.6 pH
  • Aged in 3 year old Hungarian Oak Puncheons
  • Blended with 10% Tempranillo

This wine has vibrant purple color with aromas of tart cherries and rose petals with hints of herbs de Provence. The wine is medium bodied and bright and refreshing. This wine will complement a variety of poultry and grilled meats as well as spicy dishes. It’s a perfect Summer red wine served with a little chilled and a great compliment to a variety of grilled fish, poultry and red meat.

100 cases were produced.
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2010 Tempranillo

Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley

Demeter Certified Biodynamic

84% Tempranillo Harvested October 1, 2010

  • 5.5 Tonstempranillo
  • 3.55 pH
  • 25.0 Brix
  • 6.9 Total Acidity

16% Grenache Harvested October 13, 2010

  • 22.0 Brix
  • 3.4 pH
  • 7.1 TA

The Tempranillo was hand harvested and de-stemmed, then fermented in an open top fermenters and punched down twice a day for the first couple of days, then pumped over twice a day until it fermented dry. It fermented with it’s own native yeast. The wine was aged for 18 months in 30% new (Ermitage and Francois Freres barrels).

The Grenache was de-stemmed and fermented (native yeast) in open top fermenters and punched down by hand twice a day.

The Tempranillo was blended with 16% Grenache from Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, (Alban clone) prior to bottling. Lightly fined with eggwhites. Bottled with minimal SO2.

This is a lush, full-bodied wine with lovely perfumed ripe cherry aromas. Flavors of sour cherries and Italian plums are layered with cardamom, cinnamon, cocoa and toast. This wine has great depth of flavor and length.

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2009 Tempranillo

Santa Ynez Valley

Lot 1, Harvested September 13

  • 3.75 Tons
  • 20.1 Brix
  • 4.8 Total Aciditytempranillo
  • 3.77 pH

Lot 2, Harvested September 22

  • 2 Tons
  • 23.3 Brix
  • 3.75 Total Acidity
  • 3.9 pH

The wine was punched down twice a day until the cap softened then pumped over twice a day. Aged in 35% New Hungarian Puncheons (500 Liter barrels) for 18 months prior to bottling.

This wine has classic Tempranillo aromas of black cherries and spice with elevated berry aromatics from the 12% Grenache. It is earthy and spicy on the palate. 10% Syrah from Bien Nacido Vineyard was blended into this wine which adds a juicy mid-palate layer. The robust flavors are intermingled with cocoa, sour cherries and spice. This wine has nice balance with a moderate alcohol level.

372 cases produced.

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