2000 Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas:

Aromas of fresh herbs, especially mint and lemon thyme, grapefruit and green apples.

Palate:

Very dry, light-bodied, slightly herbal, with a mineral, fresh, tart finish.

Food Pairings:

Fresh goat cheese, cold seafood, grilled fish and vegetables, summer salads and any dishes seasoned with lots of fresh herbs.

Vineyard:

Glen Manor Vineyard (48%), 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 feet. Soils are deep and well drained. Vines are 6 years old and trained on the French lyre trellising system. Avenius Vineyard (52%) is owned and operated by Shari Avenius who is also part of the Linden Vineyards staff. It is located on the Blue Ridge one half mile north of Linden Vineyards at an elevation of 1,300 feet on a steep northeast facing slope. Soils are well-drained rocky greenstone and shale. These 5 year old vines are trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Winemaking:

Only the free run juice was used from the crushed grapes. The wine was cold fermented at 55°F, then racked at mid-fermentation into older French oak barrels, where it finished fermentation and aged sur lie until March. 320 cases were bottled on April 10, 2001. This wine was made to drink young, not to age.