*Demeter Certified Biodynamic*
Edna Valley, California
Sourced entirely from the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard located in the Edna Valley. The Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard is an 80 acre ranch located in the cool (upper Region I) rolling hillsides of Edna Valley. The soil composition is gravelly clay loam with mudstone (very low pH). This vineyard and has been farmed using exclusively biodynamic practices since its inception, and both the vineyard and this wine have been Demeter Certified Biodynamic.
The grapes were hand harvested in beautiful, pristine condition and fermented with 44% whole clusters, which added a dense spice and firm tannin structure. The wine aged for 16 months in 50% new Francois Fréres French oak barrels. The wine was not touched until bottling when it was racked by gravity flow and fined lightly with egg whites before bottling. Only 250 cases produced.
94 points – Wine Enthusiast
90 points – Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate