Sawyer Lindquist 2015 Pinot Noir, Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley

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Demeter Certified Biodynamic
90 Points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous; 92 Points – The Wine Advocate

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Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard

Edna Valley

Harvest & Tech Notes:

Harvested September 3, 2014

24.4 Brix

3.38 pH

6.1 TA

44% Whole Cluster

Demeter Certified Biodynamic

The Pinot Noir grapes were harvested early in beautiful condition. It was a hot vintage but with the vineyard’s close proximity to the ocean and excellent farming practices we managed to harvest high quality fruit.

The grapes were 44% whole cluster fermented in open top fermenters that were punched down twice a day. After fermentation the wine was aged in one-third new, one-third one-year old and one-third two-year old Francoise Fréres barrels for 18 months.

This Pinot has a savory flavor profile with tart cherries and notes of tea, spice and Autumn leaves. It has good balance, elegance and lasting flavors on the finish.

92+ points from Wine Advocate

400 cases were produced

2015 Pinot Noir,
Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard
Edna Valley, Demeter Certified Biodynamic

The Pinot Noir grapes were harvested in perfect condition. The hot winter the weather pattern that started the year off in 2015 shifted in May and gave us a cool late spring and summer weather with coastal marine fog in the mornings throughout the growing season. This combined with reduced crop levels gave us concentrated fruit with nice balance.

The grapes were 40% whole cluster fermented in open top fermenters that were punched down twice a day. After fermentation the wine was aged in one-third new, one-third one-year old and one-third two-year old Francois Fréres barrels for 18 months.

This Pinot shows pretty, tart cherry aromas with savory flavors of tea, herbs & spice with hints of autumn leaves. It is a pure, multi-faceted wine. 280 cases produced

– Louisa Lindquist, winemaker

Score: 92+
Sawyer Lindquist 2015 Pinot Noir Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley
The 2015 Pinot Noir Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard is lovely, wafting from the glass with a complex bouquet of red berries, subtle tobacco leaf, cocoa, spice and sweet soil that reveals more and more nuance with aeration. On the palate, the wine is medium-bodied, supple and sappy, with fine-grained tannins on the finish and good concentration. One gets the sense that bottle age will be rewarded. This struck me as California’s answer to a Volnay from Domaine Lafarge.

Score: 91

Sawyer Lindquist 2015 Pinot Noir Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard, Edna Valley
The 2015 Pinot Noir Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard is gorgeous. Aromatic and gracious, the 2015 is built on a core of expressive aromatics, lilting red berry fruit and mid-weight structure. The 50% whole clusters come through nicely without overpowering the wine. Bright, saline notes frame the nuanced, highly expressive finish. – Antonio Galloni

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Pinot Noir

2015, 2016

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