Linden

Fanagoria

abtoxtoh White Blend

Freshiest vintage indigenous Sibirkovy! Distinctive, refreshing, refined, dangerously quaffable! :)
Control yield. Manual harvest. Gentle processing.

Pale straw yellow, light emerald glitters.
Attack of blooming clover field. Steppe, melliferous flowers, white apple, oregano, unripe pear, lollipop, canned pineapple, linden blossom, white peach, yarrow, sweetie, quince succade.
Vibrant and focused palate. Medium (12.5%) body, crispy acidity. Mineral. Green apple, alycha, rhubarb, white strawberry, green gooseberry, unripe apricot, carambola, sweetie flavors.
Lengthy finish of yellow apple, rhubarb, white plum and elegant minerality.
Paired marlin carpaccio as well as spicy rings of fried squid.
88/100
— 2 months ago

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Fox Meadow Vineyards

Barrel Fermented Chardonnay 2017

Yes, The 2017 is definitely a finalist for best value for barrel treated Chardonnay in the state… At $17 this is SURELY is the way it should be! yes, grown at serious elevation in Linden...that a good CV! — 5 months ago

RdV Vineyards

Rendezvous Red Bordeaux Blend 2012

2012 tasted in 12/2018. Deep garnet, medium to full bodied. Wonderful perfume of black cherries, floral notes, and wet stone. Opens up substantially in the glass. Decanting will coax out an enchanting bouquet. Palate characterized by not overly ripe red to black fruit character with great acid structure, tannins still young at this time. A well crafted wine such as this can handle some time in the cellar. An ABV of 14.5% would suggest a bolder, riper red but the depth, complexity, and balance of this wine is unrivaled among East Coast reds with the notable exception of similar blends from Linden. Very lovely with an old world style. — 2 years ago

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Ron from VA

Ron from VA

Hello again Ryan, good to see you have a few more Virginia wines to review!! Did you have a chance to visit RdV or did you grab from a vendor? The 2012 vintage is a little hard to come by now… Just wondering ;) if you make it back out this way I would love to see experience Rutger’s masterpiece! Also, did you pick up any Glen Manor (former vineyard designate of Linden) wines while shopping? btw, going back to Linden weekend to spend some time with Jim - I will tell him of your journey :)
Ryan Gunter

Ryan Gunter

Ron, Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to visit RdV when I was there. I ordered a few bottles online of Rendezvous from different vintages and a bottle of Lost Mountain that I’m super stoked to try. The only place I actually got to visit was Linden which was a spectacular experience. Jim Law is one of my favorite winemakers. I really appreciate his Virginia terroir-driven, old-world style. I haven’t tried anything from Glen Manor yet but I’ve heard great things. I’ll add it to my list for the next trip home.

Linden

Hardscrabble Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

375ml bottle is my first to open.... so much wound up that even in the smaller bottle it needed an hour to unwind. Somewhat uncharacteristic to the trend of the Vineyard and winemaking style, this produced a bright red cherry core that was rather uncharacteristic of the cab sauce dominant profile...(46%cs;35% merlot; 19cf)... very clever and stylish, in its simple linear signature, nevertheless. Jim was right in that it would go very nicely with duck with a rich sauce it filet..:Got enough body to fight much fat or heavy protein — 3 months ago

Linden

Avenius Chardonnay 2007

Pale yellow in the glass with lime zest, apple, white flowers and flint on the nose. Well balanced, sleek, with a refreshing acidity. Green apples, Asian pear, Marcona Almonds, apricot, and fall spices fill in the body. True Jim Law artistic style; I suspect little to no malo, mostly neutral oak but lots of sur lie aging give this wine plenty of character and texture! — 5 months ago

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Hirsch Vineyards

Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Excellent, very smooth.
Taylor's have to us. Xmas when Disieres came to Linden 2018
— 2 years ago

Linden

Wabi Sabi WHITE BLEND 2011

Just as lovely as I remember! We had been saving a few bottles and are finally enjoying it to kick off 4th of July right. Such a special white! — 3 months ago

Linden

Hardscrabble Red Blend

This winery is across the hollow from my wife’s grandmas farm! Good stuff! — 3 months ago

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Clos de l'Oratoire des Papes

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc White Rhone Blend

2016 vintage. 30 Grenache Blanc 30 Clairette 30 Roussane 10 Bourboulenc. Blanched almond, beeswax, linden leaf, lemon pith, white grapefruit peel, lots of minerals. Acid definitely overrides any waxiness in texture. Good typicity. — a year ago

Linden

Avenius Red Blend 2012

Best Linden bottle yet — 2 years ago

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