1997 Glen Manor Red


Palate

Medium body and soft tannins.

Aromas

Dried herbs, smoky, ripe plums.

Palate

Medium body and soft tannins.

Food Pairings

Does not need food with a lot of weight or assertiveness.

Vineyard

Glen Manor Vineyards is owned and operated by Jeff White who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. Glen Manor is on the west slope of the Blue Ridge about 7 miles west of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,100 ft. Vines are 2 years old and trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Vintage

Very cool and dry, late summer and fall. Harvest dates were October 10 through 30, 1997.

Winemaking

A blend of 71% Cabernet Franc and 29% Cabernet Sauvignon. Grapes were destemmed and lightly crushed and fermented warm in small open bins. The cap was punched down by hand two times a day. The wine was pressed off just prior to dryness and put immediately in primarily Virginia oak barrels. The wine was bottled after 21 months of oak aging. 99 cases were produced.