2009 Verdad Albariño, Sawyer 'Lindquist Vineyard'
Albariño isn't a grape that's much grown in
, 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.
Central California coast
Complex and minerally
What it goes with:
Smoked fish, mushroom and chicken dishes
Where to find it:
Flask Fine Wines in
, (818) 761-5373,
; the Mercantile in
, (323) 962-8202,
; Third Corner Wine Shop & Bistro in Ocean Beach, (619) 223-2700;
markets; and the Wine Club in
, (714) 835-6485,
. Also available online at