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.
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