Verdad

(805) 937-9801 4665A Santa Maria Mesa Rd
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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Louisa Sawyer Lindquist is the inspiration behind Verdad. In the late 80’s, while working at a retail store on Long Island, Louisa became enamored with the beauty and finesse of Spanish Albariño. She studied the different producers and styles and realized that Albariño is a remarkable wine both as an aperitif and as a great food wine. Soon Louisa was exploring other Spanish wines, and found that Tempranillo held the same allure for her. When she began working for a fine wine importer & distributor in New York, she had the opportunity to work with the Classical Wines of Spain portfolio and expand her knowledge. Louisa spent the early 80’s studying and working in the vineyards of Long Island. Her background in viticulture served her well when she moved to California and began working with wineries and their vineyards. She was amazed at the similarities between the Spanish wine country and California, and was surprised to find that there was very little Albariño or Tempranillo planted. About the same Read more »

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  • Graciano

    Though it is easily the most interesting and unique red grape in Rioja, its yields are low, it is prone to downy mild...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Grenache

    You’re a member of the ‘Rhône Ranger’ band. Your groupies think you’re ‘hot’, even when you're boozy and "strung out"...

  • Edna

  • Grenache Rose

    A mutation of Grenache Noir. See Grenache.

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  • I've never had Hagafen, Fox, but I've always been under the impression ... kosher--wine.   No es verda Read More

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  • Made a trip to Pahrump Nevada today to play a round of golf with my friends at Mountain Falls GC. Amazing course! Rated #1 in Nevada and the #7 public course in America. Who would have thought a course that nice could be located smack dab in the middle of basically no-mans land.Because the trip is 45 minutes from Vegas, I decided to visit the wi... Read More

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  • I’ve already written up the Grenache based wines I tasted during my time ... ... aspect to it. 91pts Qupe/VerdadI only tasted the Verdad Rose in the Qupe Los Olivos tasting room but it is worth including here seeing as (a) I tasted it and (b) it comes from the Sawyer Lindquist vineyard, which supplies Qupe with additional excellent raw materia... Read More

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  • Verdad Grenach Rose 2012

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    BiodynamicVery fruity nose with strawberries and cherries, bright acids and a little bit bit sweet on the palate with lots of lively strawberry fruit, long bright finish, very refreshing with a sweetness to the fruit, zesty. 87pts Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Soy una mujer española madrileña para mas detalles (aunque esto ... dejo seducir por marcas, la verdad que he probado muchos vinos jovenes en mi pais y en francia de estos que no hacia falta tanta etiqueta que estaban de morirse y que al adquirir denominación de origen y tanto requisitos se han echado a perder, por ejemplo los albariños, el ro... Read More

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  • I posed my first day and a half on Paso Robles in the forum.  On our ... We had their2011 Verdad Rosé Sawyer Lindquist     2011 Verdad Albariño Sawyer Lindquist2010 Qupé Bien Nacido Cuvée     2009 Qupé Roussanne     2009 Qupé Chardonnay Block 11 2008 Ethan Grenache     2010 Qupé Los Olivos Cuvée       2009 Qupé Syrah Bien Nacido VY2007 Qupé Syr... Read More

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  • Verdad Rosé Sawyer Lindquist Vy 2011

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    Strawberry and watermelon on the nose. Flavors of zesty herbal red berry fruit. Hints of pomegranate and cranberry. Good minerality. Nice wine.87 pts.9/2/12 at tasting room Read More

    Wine review by VegasOenophile


  • Verdad Grenache Edna Valley Rosé Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard 2010

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    Wine review by Brianhibler


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  • Verdad Tempranillo Santa Ynez Valley 2005

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    Wine review by zeboquad


  • Fra Guerau Red Blend Montsant 2004

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    vino tomado en comida familiar y la verdad es que me esperaba más, vino con aroma muy suave a frutos del bosque pero que se diluía rápidamente en boca. Read More

    Wine review by ivankevin


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