A New Year. An Old Favorite.

Another year has come and gone. The blog turned 4. TasteCamp paid a visit to my home state. And local wine is stronger than ever. A great year, by any measure. One with great memories, noteworthy wines and exceptional wine experiences. Before I kick off 2013, I thought I’d recap a few of those exceptionalRead more

Linden Hardscrabble Chardonnay 2008

If I had the patience to cellar wines, this post would be focused on a vertical of the best Chardonnay in Virginia, rather than a single wine review. Unfortunately, I have little willpower when it comes to Jim Law’s wines, and especially his Hardscrabble Chardonnay. Instead, I feature his 2008, and urge you to readRead more

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.Read more

Different Vintage, Same Results

I’ve raved about Linden Vineyards Hardscrabble Chardonnay on the blog before. So it should come as no surprise that the 2007 Linden Hardscrabble Chardonnay follows in the footsteps of it’s older siblings. For those new to Linden Vineyards, the 5000 case winery and vineyard is located in Linden, Virginia. Having achieved near cult-like status, LindenRead more

I Heart Petit Verdot

You could say Petit Verdot had me from hello (okay, maybe the first pour). I still remember standing in the Linden Vineyards tasting room where the love affair began. At the time, Linden was one of the few producers in Virginia bottling Petit Verdot as a single varietal wine. Primarily used in Bordeaux blends, theRead more

Linden’s Hardscrabble Chardonnay

One of my favorite wineries in Virginia, Linden Vineyards, produces a Chardonnay that easily rivals its higher priced competition from Napa Valley. The Hardscrabble Chardonnay, produced by Jim Law (owner and winemaker), is consistently outstanding in every vintage. Linden Vineyards is in the upper echelon of Virginia wineries and is a “must visit” when exploringRead more

Linden Vineyards

As anyone who knows me knows, I enjoy saving the best for last. My case in point, Linden Vineyards. The 5000 case winery and vineyard is located on the Blue Ridge in Linden, Virginia. Owner and winemaker, Jim Law, is highly regarded in Virginia wine circles for producing world-class wines. From the polished Hardscrabble ChardonnayRead more