Thursday, October 12, 2006

Linden Vineyards 2001 Glen Manor Red

Decanted for 30 minutes - served ~ 62 degrees

Nose: Blueberry, Slight Anise, Raspberry and Cedar

Taste: Blackberry, Chocolate, Cinnamon

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with an intial smoothness that gives way to a great tannins all the way to the finish

Finish: Long and slightly spicy.

This wine was fantastic....what a great Virginia Red. We picked this wine up in the beginning of spring after tasting it in the Cellar Tasting at Linden, in addition to a Cab Franc and thier Avenius Sauv. Blanc. The wine is very balanced as all of Jim Law's (owner/winemaker) wines are with lots of fruit layering from start to finish with the added complexity of cedar, chocolate and cinnamon with a delightfully long finish. I apologize that I don't have the blend posted but I believe it was Cab Sauv, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. I know they are probably sold out of this by now but if you get a chance to buy it, please do. Also, as many of the VA wine bloggers have mentioned it is a great place to visit with an attentive/knowledgable staff, great wines and great views.

Swirl, Sniff, Sip

2 comments:

Dezel said...

Hello John,

That wine sounds delicious; so delicious that in fact I think they may be sold out. It was not on either tasting sheet last week, but the Red 2004 that Niki had sounds somewhat similar. Its 56% Cab Sauvignon, 31% Petit Verdot, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and she really enjoyed it, and it had pleasant raspberry aromas. Love the decanter; I really need to purchase one myself.

Happy Sipping!

Dezel

Warren said...

Yes, this one is yummy. I still have my bottle on the rack. You may have inspired me to open it sooner rather than later!