Linden Vineyards 2008 Claret
I could easily start this post off with one more reason to visit Linden Vineyards in Virginia. I’ve reviewed more wines from Linden than any other winery on this site. In case you need a primer, be sure to read more about Linden Vineyards here. I could tell you about their great winemaker Jim Law. Or how consistent his wines are year after year. But instead, I’ll encourage you to visit, drink and enjoy one of Virginia’s best pours.
Considered to be the “value red” on the tasting sheet, the Linden Vineyards 2008 Claret retails for $21. Aged in older French, American and Hungarian oak for 9 months, the Claret is a blend of 38% Merlot, 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc and 12% Petit Verdot. 522 cases produced.
Black cherry, rosemary and vanilla on the nose. On the palate, layers of dark fruit blend with notes of tobacco, cedar, tobacco and dark chocolate. An earthy, medium-bodied wine that is consistently delicious.
Wines with a sense of place. Balanced, focused and complex, the DNA that makes up Linden Vineyards. Cheers!
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