Verdad Wines are made by Louisa Sawyer-Lindquist, wife of Bob Lindquist, at the Au Bon Climat/Qupé winery in Santa Maria. Verdad is devoted to making Spanish grape varietal wines that express true varietal character as well as the vineyard's terroir. (Verdad means "truth" in Spanish). The grapes are sourced from organic and biodynamic vineyards and are minimally processed in the cellar.
The philosophy behind the winemaking is to grow the best fruit possible, pick at optimum balance, and let the wines reflect what the vineyards have created.
This wine shows beautiful minerality with lime & orange blossom aromas, fresh cut peaches, Meyer lemon, lime zest, blood oranges and white stones on the palate. There is great length and complexity. Serve with shellfish to really impress someone.
In the nose are fascinating aromas of wild strawberries, smoky plum, herbs de Provence, a hint of lilac & spring flowers that carries on to the palate. There it is joined by flavors of blackberry pie and exotic spices. This is a multi-facted wine with layers of flavors that continue to develop and emerge over time.