Hardscrabble Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Black fruit, bramble, barnyard, cola and sage. Rustic, with plenty of tannin left for another decade plus. — 23 days ago

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Domaine Ricard

Les Trois Chênes Touraine Sauvignon Blanc

“... aromas of ripe forelle pears, white peaches, and buckwheat honey along with fleeting suggestions of linden flowers, lavender, and freshly sliced poblano peppers as the nose evolves in the glass.

“On the palate, the wine is a rounder and fuller counterpoint to racy Sancerre, with briny, sea salt-seasoned flavors of fresh pineapple, Meyer lemon, and ruby grapefruit interwoven with firmly hewn salty silex minerality.” — Moore Brothers Wine Co., Brooklyn
— 3 years ago

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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. — 5 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.


Claret Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

Starting VA wine month a bit early — 2 months ago

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Serge Roh

Grand Cru Vétroz Amigne

Full bodied white, a Valais specialty with taste of Linden. Perfect pairing to the rich Chinese Dishes @ China Garden, Zermatt. Tomorrow lockdown of Restaurants starts here too 😩 — 3 years ago

Therese Flückiger
with Therese
Igor Andronov

Igor Andronov

Happy New Year!

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. — 4 years ago


Avenius Chardonnay 2015

Quite a distinct mineral structure that reminds me on northern burgundy. Crisp acidity even at 7+ yrs from harvest. Still one bottle in the cellar… Ideally paired with a lemon citrus cream sauce meaty white fish entree — 7 months ago

Granite Heights Winery

Humility Merlot Blend 2010

So hard to believe that this was built on two year leaf grapes. Talk about a great rookie season! Mostly cab sauv , this did indeed punch far beyond it’s expected weight class. Complex yet fairly linear and sequential, this has the dna of the championship level big boy (glen manor/rdv/linden). While only a 375 mL bottle, it had aged remarkably well and would be worth another library investment if available ;) — 3 years ago

Hirsch Vineyards

Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

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