VERDAD 2015 “Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard” Albariño
*Demeter Certified Biodynamic*
Edna Valley, California
This wine is 100% Albariño grown at Verdad’s own 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 clone is Bodegas Morgadio by way of Babcock Vineyards.
Fermented half in stainless a steel tank where the wine underwent a long, cool fermentation. The balance was fermented in neutral barrels, which added a round, lush texture. The wine was fermented using the grapes’ native yeasts and went through malolactic fermentation naturally. Aged in barrel and tank on its lees for about 6 months until blending and bottling.
92 points – Wine Enthusiast
Verdad – Albarino 2015 – Tech Sheet