Where’s Linus?

We thrive on finding new and exciting wines wherever we go. In recent years we’ve developed some of our own brands in collaboration with talented growers and winemakers: Gaspard in the Loire Valley, Christina from Austria, and recently Fermina wines in from Spain. All these wines are “classic” in that they return to our roots; low additives, low technological intervention, and low sulfites. 2020 has been a year of great uncertainty… but sometimes asking questions leads to great new things! 

Where’s Linus? is born….this time in Northern California. Where he’s heading we’ll have to wait and see.

A cloudy Sauvignon, with a breezy citrus California vibe, made by a very smart, philosophical winemaker named Chris Christensen.

Chris Christensen never thought winemaking was an actual career path that people who weren’t born into a winery or vineyard could pursue, until he went on a wine tasting trip to the Sonoma Valley his Junior year at Stanford. From then on he was hooked on the idea of working at a winery. And here he still is, making wine, (minus the one year, one month, and 19 days he spent working in banking, thinking he had to graduate to a “real” job).  As an African American vintner, Chris works to promote diversity and inclusion in the wine industry through speaking engagements, podcasts and mentorship opportunities for aspiring vintners and winery owners.

 

Where’s Linus? Sauvignon Blanc

Sandy Bend Vineyard, Upper Lake, Lake County CA, Certified Sustainable 2013-Current
 
1,200ft above sea level
 
Soil: Alluvial Soils 
 
Planted 1996
 
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc 
 
Vinification: Stainless Steel Fermented and Sur-lie aged in tank until 4/16, Racked once Post Ferment on 4/16. Bottled without fining or filtration and a small addition of sulfur.