LINDQUIST FAMILY 2020 Central Coast Syrah
75% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Grenache, 5% Tempranillo, and 2% Graciano
Central Coast, California
This wine is 75% Syrah, 11% Mourvedre, 7% Grenache, 5% Tempranillo and 2% Graciano, all from grapes grown in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties. The Syrah comes primarily from the Sawyer Lindquist and Reeves Vineyards in the Edna Valley, Bien Nacido and Rancho Sisquoc Vineyards in the Santa Maria Valley and the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in the Los Olivos District.
Vintage Notes: 2020 was a warmer than normal vintage, yielding wines that are more forward, juicy and supple than usual. Very high on the delicious now scale!
The grapes for this wine were harvested between September 26th and October 14th, about 2-3 weeks earlier than normal. All of the lots were fermented separately, with the Syrah lots utilizing an average of about 10% whole clusters. The wine was aged for 14 months in French oak barrels, 5% new oak, the rest neutral barrels.
The majority of the lots were blended in July 2021, with the final blending done in November. It was bottled in early December 2021.
91 points – Antonio Galloni’s Vinous Media
90 points - Wine Enthusiast