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HISTORY Lincourt was founded by Bill Foley in 1996 The winery is named after Bills two daughters, Lindsay and Courtney There are four estate vineyards located within the Santa Rita Hills & Santa Ynez Valley regions of Santa Barbara County Santa Barbara County is one of the most coveted, cool-climate AVAs in all of California
STA. RITA HILLS & SANTA YNEZ VALLEY APPELLATIONS
VINEYARDS Located within the Sta. Rita Hills & Santa Ynez Valley appellations of Santa Barbara County Source from four Vineyards: Courtneys and Lindsays in Sta. Rita Hills (Chardonnay & Pinot Noir) Alamo Pintado and La Questa in Santa Ynez Valley (Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio)
WINEMAKER- LESLIE MEAD RENAUD Head of winemaking since 2010 Received Bachelors Degree in Natural Resources from the University of Michigan Practices sustainable farming techniques, block harvesting, and small lot vinifications Uses an intelligent blend of traditional and modern winemaking methods
SUSTAINABILITY At Lincourt Vineyards & Winery we strive to be as sustainable as we possibly can in both the vineyard and in our winemaking practices. Here are some examples of how we try to reduce our carbon footprint on the environment: In the Vineyards -Use the least amount of pesticides possible -Use Beneficial Insects- helps keep the harmful insect population in the vineyards to a minimum -Do Routine Maintenance – keep equipment clean and ensures the proper amount of fungicide is being utilized -Utilize a water regiment to ensure we do not over or under water including soil moister sensor and pressure bombs In the Winery -Compost pumice during harvest -Our wines are made with native yeast and Malolactic bacteria -Recycle all bottles and cardboard
BRAND MESSAGING Boutique and hand crafted; individual lots kept separate until final blending Estate Vineyards in Santa Ynez and Santa Rita Hills History of high scores from the top wine publications
WINES Focus: Lindsays Vineyard Pinot Noir Courtneys Vineyard Chardonnay Unoaked Chardonnay Notes: Lindsays Vineyard Pinot Noir was previously known as Santa Rita Hills Pinot Noir. The name changed mid-vintage in 2009. The wine is identical in making and sourcing. Courtneys Vineyard Chardonnay was previously known as Santa Rita Hills Chardonnay. The wine is identical in making and sourcing.. Steel Chardonnay became Unoaked Chardonnay for the 2010 vintage. In 2011 we have changed back to Steel Chardonnay.
THE CUBE PROJECT Three Winemakers, Three Vineyards, Nine Wines An Experiment in Terroir with Anne Amie (Oregon) Bouchaine (Carneros) and Lincourt (Sta Rita Hills) 1. Each winery will decide which block of theirs to pick. The block will have to be at least 6-tons in size. Each 6-ton lot will be divided into thirds, with each of the three winemakers fermenting 2 tons of fruit. 2. Each winemaker will be responsible for the picking decisions at their own winery; therefore each of the 3 wines made at that particular lot will start with the same footing. 3. Each winery will produce 120 cases of each vineyard 4. This experiment is about community, terroir and creative expression for the winemaker. It is a unique opportunity to see their home vineyard through someone elses eyes.
THREE WINEMAKERS, THREE VINEYARDS, NINE WINES: An Experiment in Terroir with Anne Amie Vineyards, Bouchaine Vineyards and Lincourt Vineyards Anne Amie Vineyards Lincourt Vineyards Bouchaine Vineyards
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ACCOLADES Courtneys Chardonnay 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast 2010 Courtneys Chardonnay Great acidity on this wine, with a squirt of lime juice giving it needed zest. The wine itself is simple, lush and fruity, with peach and pineapple flavors. – June 2013 90 Points – Wine Enthusiast 2009 Courtneys Chardonnay A fine Chardonnay, creamy, flavorful and complex. Its as soft as buttercream, yet a vital streak of acidity brightens the tropical fruit and vanilla richness. Showcases the Santa Rita Hills in a good, cool vintage. – Steve Heimoff, March 2012 91 Points – Jamessuckling.com 2009 Courtneys Chardonnay This is intensely fruity with a cream and lightly milky note. Full and fruity with some bright acidity and a fruity finish. Drink now. - December 2011 89 Points – Wine & Spirits 2010 Courtneys Chardonnay Text Available August 2013
ACCOLADES CONT. Lindsays Pinot Noir 90 Points – Connoisseurs Guide 2010 Lindsays Pinot Noir Here is a direct, deeply fruited look at Pinot Noir that keeps oak and ripeness under careful control, but it is also a wine of real richness and polish that speaks with a quiet but very confident varietal voice. It is medium-full-bodied and shows a bit of the velvety texture that only good Pinot can, and it achieves a fine balance of refinement and richness that makes it age-worthy and yet wholly charming right now. – June 2013 92 Points – Jamessuckling.com 2009 Lindsays Pinot Noir Beautiful blackberry and lightly toasted oak on the nose and palate. Turns to spices and meat. Full-bodied, with soft tannins and a long finish. Balanced and pretty. Drink now or hold. - December 2011 5 Stars – Restaurant Wine 2009 Lindsays Pinot Noir Exceptional: fleshy in texture and complex in character (cherry, kola nut, blueberry, toast, and spicy oak); a well balanced wine with a very long finish. Great value.
ACCOLADES CONT. 2011 Steel Chardonnay 92 Points & Best Buy – Wine & Spirits This is cool, intense, acid-driven chardonnay. Unimpeded by oak or malolactic fermentation, the fruit has the tangy cut of a pineapple on the edge of ripeness, while still holding plenty of concentration thanks to the notably long hang time of 2011. The saline minerality of Lincourts two wind- battered Santa Rita Hills vineyards is on full display, and its also a steal – an honest, terroir-driven wine for under $20. Buy a case and drink it over the next several years with seafood. – December 2012 90 Points – The Tasting Panel Magazine Juicy, fresh and tangy with nectarine and racy acidity; bright, lively and zesty with balance, modern style and a long finish. –October 2013 5 Stars – Restaurant Wine Steel emphasizes fresh, vibrant Chardonnay character. It is youthful, crisp, and ripely flavored, with a very long finish. In aroma/flavor, it tastes of pineapple, lemon peel, peach, and lime. – December 2012
ACCOLADES CONT. 88 Points, Editors Choice – Wine Enthusiast 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Acidity marks this wine, giving the grapefruit, lemon and vanilla bean flavors a mouthwatering tingliness. Its formally dry, yet the richness of fruit gives it a honeyed finish. Good job. – Steve Heimoff, March 2012 90 Points – Jamessuckling.com 2010 Unoaked Chardonnay Minerally wine with white pepper and fennel character. Medium body, with fresh acidity and a bright, clean finish. No oak. Drink now. - December 2011
SUMMARY Founded in 1996 Wines are sourced from the Sta. Rita Hills appellation Leslie Mead Renaud has been the head of winemaking since 2010 Primary skus are Courtneys Chardonnay, Lindsays Pinot Noir and the Unoaked Chardonnay Lincourt has a history of high-scores from top publications