Wednesday, 14. October 2009
Linden Vineyards in Linden, Virginia is the result of Jim Law’s intense interest in producing great wine in Virginia’s countryside. Jim is the owner, viticulturist and winemaker. The vineyards include three areas. Jim is well acquainted with every vine in every vineyard. He believes, “It’s one thing to grow grapes but another to grow grapes well. The grower needs to have a passion for the wine.”
Wines available include Sauvignon Blanc, Vidal Riesling, Seyval, Chardonnay and a late harvest Vidal. Reds include Petite Verdot, Claret and a Rosé. Recently we had the opportunity to enjoy a bottle of Linden Vineyards wine. The wine was a Claret 2004 produced with 48 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 35 percent Petit Verdot, 13 percent Merlot and 4 percent Cabernet Franc. This wine is unfiltered with 13.3 percent alcohol.
Suggested pairings with this wine are grilled steak, hamburgers and coq au vin. Claret 2004 offered an earthy with red fruit aromas. The taste was of smooth red fruit and the finish offered mild tannins.
Enjoy a quiet, peaceful visit to Linden Vineyards. Stay awhile with a glass of wine in the sunroom or on the deck.
Linden Vineyards wines are available only in Virginia. This is another great reason to visit local wineries.
(Check out Regional Wine Week hosted by the Drink Local Wine website.)