Linden

Claret Red Bordeaux Blend

9.087 ratings
9.014 pro ratings
Virginia, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Top Notes For
Tom Kobylarz

If Bordeaux left bank and Loire Cabernet Franc had a baby this would be it. An elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Franc (20%), Merlot (34%)and Petit Verdot (2%). A true Claret color of ruby red, the nose shows elegant and fresh notes of red tree fruits, a toast of spice and mint. The palate is precise and pure, with a fine density in the core of the wine's medium+ body and structure.

If Bordeaux left bank and Loire Cabernet Franc had a baby this would be it. An elegant expression of Cabernet Sauvignon (44%), Franc (20%), Merlot (34%)and Petit Verdot (2%). A true Claret color of ruby red, the nose shows elegant and fresh notes of red tree fruits, a toast of spice and mint. The palate is precise and pure, with a fine density in the core of the wine's medium+ body and structure.

1 person found it helpfulJul 17th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Spreading the VA wine word up here in NJ, all liked it, especially the beautiful bouquet on the nose!

Spreading the VA wine word up here in NJ, all liked it, especially the beautiful bouquet on the nose!

Jul 22nd, 2016
Saman Hosseini

Writer Maison Abattoir

8.6

Medium bodied, with restrained black fruit, modest tannins, some mineral quality, with fragrant mushroom and forest floor notes developing with air. Clyde's has this on their list at retail price; much appreciated.

Medium bodied, with restrained black fruit, modest tannins, some mineral quality, with fragrant mushroom and forest floor notes developing with air. Clyde's has this on their list at retail price; much appreciated.

Jan 9th, 2016
Jeff Sarfino

VP Sales and Marketing Lanterna Distributors, inc

9.0

Excellent Bordeaux Varietal Blend. Nose is reminiscent of a $100 plus Napa Red. Brilliant balance and long finish #wine #virginiawine

Excellent Bordeaux Varietal Blend. Nose is reminiscent of a $100 plus Napa Red. Brilliant balance and long finish #wine #virginiawine

Oct 11th, 2015
Josh Malin

VA

Feb 21st, 2015
Erich Broksas

Early Mountain Vineyards

9.1

Well done Jim. Always happy to order Virginia wine.

Well done Jim. Always happy to order Virginia wine.

Dec 7th, 2014
Ed Matthews

Cherry cherry cherry with some spice. Clearly not Cab Sauv dominant. Medium body, slight tannins, pleasant sipper.

Cherry cherry cherry with some spice. Clearly not Cab Sauv dominant. Medium body, slight tannins, pleasant sipper.

Dec 2nd, 2014
Dave McIntyre

Showing its age well , this blend of CS, PV, Merlot and CF shows a tad underripe on the attack, but it follows with impressive texture and complexity, showing a sophisticated wine.

Showing its age well , this blend of CS, PV, Merlot and CF shows a tad underripe on the attack, but it follows with impressive texture and complexity, showing a sophisticated wine.

Dec 8th, 2013
Ed Matthews

Probably the best Linden Claret ever, given that there were no single vineyard bottlings in 2011 because of the rain the entire harvest in Virginia. This is the top fruit from the vintage.

Probably the best Linden Claret ever, given that there were no single vineyard bottlings in 2011 because of the rain the entire harvest in Virginia. This is the top fruit from the vintage.

Nov 8th, 2013
Frank Morgan

From one of Virginia's grape growing pioneers that has helped establish the modern-day Virginia wine industry. Dark berry pie with sweet tobacco, cedar box and leather on the edges.

From one of Virginia's grape growing pioneers that has helped establish the modern-day Virginia wine industry. Dark berry pie with sweet tobacco, cedar box and leather on the edges.

Mar 8th, 2013