Monthly Archives: November 2022

Verdad: Spanish Varieties from the SLO Coast

Verdad Wine Cellars is the brainchild of winemaker Louisa Sawyer Lindquist.  Verdad is a small (<3 thousand cases) winery focused on Spanish varieties like Albariño, Garnacha, Graciano and Tempranillo.  Louisa got her start in wine on New York’s Long Island, … Continue reading

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New Releases from Pellegrini-Olivet Lane of the Russian River Valley

The Pellegrini family emigrated from Lucca, Italy, to Santa Rosa, California, in 1915 and soon began growing grapes and making wine. Sixty years later Robert Pellegrini established the 60 acre Olivet Lane Vineyard in the Santa Rosa Plains, planting two-thirds … Continue reading

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2021 Clarice Pinot Noirs from the Santa Lucia Highlands

Adam Lee’s Clarice bottlings are ripe and lush expressions of Pinot Noir.   They reveal purity of dark red berry fruit with savory and spicy notes and firm tannic grip.  The 2021 vintage is perhaps riper and earthier than last year … Continue reading

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