2000 Glen Manor Red

Aromas:

Dark fruit, earthy spice, and dried lavender.

Palate:

Sweet cherries, raspberries, and cocoa.

Food Pairings:

Grilled meats or portabella mushrooms.

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 1100 ft. Vines were 5 years old at harvest and trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Vintage:

2000 was a cool, wet growing season until mid September when we were blessed with 6 weeks of Indian summer. The warm, dry sunny weather especially benefited the late ripening Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking:

A blend of 50% Petit Verdot, 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc. 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 18 months of oak aging. 269 cases produced.