2001 Glen Manor Red

Aromas:

Smokey, toasty aromas with chocolate coated cherries.

Palate:

Approachable, fresh raspberry, soft entry with a slight black pepper finish.

Food Pairings:

Grilled meats, winter stews, rich cheeses 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 6 years old at harvest and trained on the French lyre trellising system.

Vintage:

The quality of the growing season was as close to perfect as we could ask for. A typical Virginia summer …enough rain when we needed it; hot, but cool at night. Fall was spectacular with almost no rain and warm sunny days and cool nights. Harvest October 10 through 31, 2001.

Winemaking:

A blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Petit Verdot, 23% 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 13 months of oak aging. 303 cases produced.