Lindquist Family 2020 Viognier/Chardonnay 750ml
The 2020 Viognier 50%/Chardonnay 50% is so appealing. Apricot, chamomile, lemon confit, tangerine oil and marzipan give this effusive white so much character. Just bottled, the 2020 shows the ripeness of the year tempered by the decision to pick early in order to preserve freshness and aromatics. It worked. The 2020 is gorgeous.
Score: 92 points -- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 2021
Bob Lindquist is a Santa Barbara veteran who has been making compelling wines for decades. These days, Lindquist has his own labels, but the wines are quite similar in style to those that brought him so much acclaim at Qupé, specifically white and red Rhônes.