Featured Producer & Wine (s) on Rick's WineSite Journal

Producer: Linden Vineyards
Appellation: Fauquier County, Blue Ridge Mountains, Virginia
Featured Wine (s):

Cabernet Sauvignon -
Bordeaux style blend, Chardonnay, Late harvest Vidal

Winemaker (s):
Jim Law
3708 Harrels Corner Rd
Linden, VA 22642


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Journal entries: Date, Wine, Rating, Price, Comments


 Linden Vineyards Wine Flight - Hardscrabble Red, Avenius Chardonnay, Late harvest Vidal July 10, 2010 - Winery visit, cellar tasting with winemaker Jim Law. Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble Red 2007 - RM 90 - Dark purple in color. Nicely balanced and polished - pleasant aromas of red currant, hint of pencil lead, a what Jim Law the winemaker describes as earthy forest floor. Medium body, moderately complex, the palate reveals dark berry fruit, black cherry, tones of spice and herbs, subtle tones of soft oak, with a hint of dark chocolate on the moderate to firm tannin finish. 61% cab sav, 17% merlot, 11% cab franc, 11% petit verdot. Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble Red 2006 - RM 89 - Dark purple color - medium bodied - smooth, polished, nice balance of complex medley of flavors.
Dark berry fruit, hint of currant, bramble, spice, herbs and slight earthiness - subtle tones of soft oak and subtle dark chocolate on the moderate tannin finish. 61% cab sav, 17% merlot, 9% cab franc, 8% petit verdot, 4% carmenere.   Linden Avenius Vineyard Chardonnay 2006, 2007; RM 88 - Light to medium bodied, crisp and tangy, bright acidity, subtle green apple, toasted almonds, hint of citrus and pear on a clean finish.  Linden Vidal Late Harvest 2005 - RM91 - Light butter color. Subtle aromas of dried apricot, lychee, and hint of mango. Flavors of tangy persimmon, lychee, hint of apricot.  Impressive well crafted wines tasted in the winery cellar with owner/winemaker Jim Law. - http://cellartracker.com/w?567768  
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