May 2017

In the vineyard:  Recent hot temperatures have pushed vine shoot growth. We were as much as ten days ahead of normal, but a cool mid-May slowed things down a bit. All vines are healthy and have large potential crops. It seems that our worries about cold damage from a...

2015 Chardonnay

2015 Chardonnay $27.00 Aromas: Wet stone, white flowers, pineapple Palate: Classic Linden “Villages” Chardonnay showing ripeness and balance with fresh acidity and a dry long finish Food Pairings: Grilled salmon, or any ‘steak’ fish. Lightly...

2015 Avenius Chardonnay

2015 Avenius Chardonnay $36.00 Aromas: Spring flowers, lemon verbena, cold mountain stream. Palate: ripe, lush, dry, persistent. Food pairing: Roasted chicken, salmon, monk fish. Vineyard: Avenius Vineyard is owned and operated by Shari Avenius, who is also Linden...

2016 Rose

2016 Rosé $22.00 Aromas: watermelon, Mandarin orange Palate: Dry, ripe, lush, weighty, finishes long and persistent with moderate acidity and some tannin. Food Pairings: A good wine for picnics or al fresco dining. Cold meats, cold seafood, smoked fish and tabouleh...

Weather Worries

It has started. The “worries” give a growing season its official beginning. Vine buds are still as tight as a drum, but sap has been flowing and temperatures for the next few nights are predicted to be in the teens. We saw something similar in 2014 (but...