7/18/2011

Quick Sip: Linden Vineyard’s 2007 Avenius Chardonnay

Hello Friends,

Today’s ‘Quick Sip’ is the Linden Vineyard’s 2007 Avenius Chardonnay. Linden Vineyards is located in Linden, Virginia, and specializes in single-vineyard Bordeaux-style blends and expressive Chardonnay wines. Avenius vineyard, owned and operated by Shari Avenius, is one of two partnering vineyards used in crafting Linden’s single-vineyard wines. Chardonnay, Virginia’s most widely planted grape variety, can be found in most tasting rooms and range from crisp and clean, to toasty and lush in style. Quality varies from producer to producer, but at Linden, I’ve found the single-vineyard Chardonnay wines to be of good quality, capable of benefiting from bottle maturation, and made in a style with Burgundian flair and finesse.

Linden Vineyard’s 2007 Avenius Chardonnay


The Linden Vineyard’s 2007 Avenius Chardonnay, pale yellow in color, exhibits citrus – predominately lime, delicate tree fruit, and toasted almond aromas with hints of flint and subtle smoke. The aromas extend to the palate with bright underlying streaks of minerality, refreshing acidity, ending with a lively and lingering finish. This wine is sleek, racy, well-balanced, and is sipping nicely right now. The Linden Vineyard’s 2007 Avenius Chardonnay sips good on its own and would pair well with seafood or chicken dishes. The wine clocks in at a moderate 12.6% ABV and retails for $24. There are many good grape-growing sites throughout Virginia and this wine refelects the style and quality of Chardonay that Avenius vineyard is capable of growing. With the seasonal warmth of summer upon us, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention Linden Vineyard’s Sauvignon Blanc – Shari’s [Avenius] vineyard produces a bright example that’s ripe for summertime sipping. Cheers!

Have a question about this post, friends? Feel free to leave a comment or send me an e-mail at myvinespot@yahoo.com, and as always, Happy Sipping! Stay tuned ...more to come!

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