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Wine of the Week: 2009 Verdad Albariño, Sawyer 'Lindquist Vineyard'

2009 Verdad Albariño, Sawyer 'Lindquist Vineyard'

Albariño isn't a grape that's much grown in

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California

, but winemaker Louisa Sawyer fell in love with the Spanish white and planted some in the cool-climate Edna Valley vineyard she owns with husband Bob Lindquist of Qupé. The grapes are certified biodynamic.

Her 2009 Verdad Albariño is palest gold and has a delicately floral aroma. Crisp and minerally, it has more body than some Spanish Albariños, plus a lovely finish.

It's tremendously food-friendly, delicious with smoked trout or salmon, mushroom frittata or soup, chicken fricasee or vegetable casseroles.

Quick swirl

Region:

Central California coast

Price:

About $22

Style:

Complex and minerally

What it goes with:

Smoked fish, mushroom and chicken dishes

Where to find it:

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Flask Fine Wines in

Studio City

, (818) 761-5373,

; the Mercantile in

Los Angeles

, (323) 962-8202,

; Third Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Ocean Beach, (619) 223-2700;

Whole Foods

markets; and the Wine Club in

Santa Ana

, (714) 835-6485,

. Also available online at

— S. Irene Virbila

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