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90
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Linden 2009 Hardscrabble Chardonnay (Virginia)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $33
Winemaker Jim Law has fashioned a finessed Chardonnay that offers impressive purity and minerality, bearing Burgundian-like qualities. Notes of pear, green apple, kiwi and white currant are offset by a lemon-lime edge. It’s all layered with streaks of blonde caramel and toasted hazelnut that add richness. The palate is clean, linear and vibrant, with a modicum of…  — A.H.  (3/1/2013)
90
points

Linden 2008 Hardscrabble Red (Virginia)

  1. $39
An initial hit of game sets the scene for this savory Bordeaux-style blend, which has succeeding notes of tar, blackberry, rock, licorice and cocoa. Medium to full bodied, it feels poised, with accessible acids and well-managed tannins that bolster the palate. The earthy, expressive finish picks up a hint of cedar. A blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet…  — A.H.  (3/1/2013)
90
points

Linden 2008 Late Harvest Petit Manseng (Virginia)

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  1. $28
Gorgeous aromas of white currant, spiced breakfast toast, caramelized macadamia and golden stone fruit are bold and unwavering. The palate feels malleable and finessed, with precise notes of pineapple and mango purée that lend an intense, exotic edge. The zesty acids are impressive, keeping the finish clean and elevated.  — A.H.  (3/1/2013)
89
points

Linden 2003 Late Harvest Vidal Blanc (Virginia)

  1. $23
Starts with restrained aromas of fresh pear, clove and honey, then develops candied pineapple and citrus flavors along with a hint of corn on the cob. Focused, not overly sticky or concentrated, finshing clean and fresh.  — J.C.  (9/1/2005)
89
points

Linden 2000 Vidal Blanc (Virginia)

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  1. $22
A lush, sweet blend of honey, apricot, citrus, kumquat, spice and vanilla notes. Viscous and rich on the palate, the wine makes a very satisfying dessert or dessert accompaniment. -J.M.  — J.M.  (1/1/2003)
87
points

Linden 2011 Avenius Sauvignon Blanc (Virginia)

  1. $24
Pure, intense aromas of grass, melon, gooseberry and underripe peach hit the nose with vibrancy. Alert acids shoot across the light- to medium-bodied palate with great precision, keeping the palate frisky. A note of liquid stone and a spritz of lemon keep the finish clean.  — A.H.  (3/1/2013)
85
points

Linden 2001 Hardscrabble Chardonnay (Virginia)

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  1. $22
85 Linden 2001 Hardscrabble Chardonnay (Virginia); $22. Not afraid of using oak, Linden’s Hardscrabble, named after the site in the Blue Ridge Mountains, has toasty vanilla and popcorn aromas that translate to buttery oak in the mouth. It’s backed by nice tropical fruit, but the wine’s body doesn’t quite size up.  — M.D.  (8/1/2006)
85
points

Linden 2001 Hardscrabble Red (Virginia)

  1. $32
This Bordeaux blend has a touch of horse and earth on the nose. It shows some of the ripeness possible in Virginia with rich flavors of blueberry, cassis and heavy oak that’s suited to this full-bodied wine. Sweet fruit mellows the smooth tannins, while acidity shows through on the finish.  — M.D.  (8/1/2006)
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