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. — 2 months ago

Sutter Home Winery

California Muscat Alexandria 2017

Nose musky lemon, Apricot nectar, honeysuckle, stainless, gravel

Taste of Apricot nectar, grape, Linden/lime flower

Very nice, soft noted medium bodied wine. 10.5% ABV. Highly recommend a stop into the tasting room, should you find yourself in Napa Valley.
— 6 months 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. — a year 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 2014

Terrific and balanced red fruit. Medium body and smooth drinking wine. — 3 months ago

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Rosé Blend

Anne liked this even more than the Pig! — 5 months ago

Herrenhof Lamprecht

Furmint Vom Sandstein 2017

Golden in the glass and quit bold on the nose with pear & quince, linden flowers and some nice nutty, earthy notes. On the palate with razor sharp lemon acidity and a salty freshness. Ripe pear and a touch of honey melon, but the best part is the lively structure. This is very good friendly and an excellent effort. — 10 months ago

Joh. Jos. Prüm

Bernkasteler Badstube Spätlese Riesling 2016

Lovely balance in this classic Spätlese - medium sweetness with green apple, quince, lime and blossom (honeysuckle and linden) on the nose, Adding bit of white peach and slate minrrality on the palate with crisp acidity to balance the sweetness. Fine, long finish — 4 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
— a year ago


Avenius Red Blend 2012

Best Linden bottle yet — a year ago

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