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 exploring Virginia’s wine country (read more about my visit to Linden here).
I happened to open the 2006 bottle recently, and once more, was astounded by the quality, complexity, and balance of this age-worthy Chardonnay. Retailing for $26, only 293 cases were produced. A 90 plus point wine that leaves you wishing you had a case in the cellar. Cheers!
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We opened a bottle of this the other night. I loved the wine and spent the whole night commenting on how good it was. This is especially noteworthy given that I typically don’t like chardonnay. I wish it hadn’t taken us so long to get to Linden, but I’m sure glad we’ve found it now. I think this is the best white wine in VA!