Linden Update | August 2019

Singular Task

Last week’s heat wave accelerated ripening. Harvest will start very soon, but the peak of activity is still many weeks away. This is why September’s weather is so critical in determining the overall quality and style of the vintage. All we ask for is cool, dry and no hurricanes.

Grapes into Wine

Follow the 2019 Harvest

Linden will be closed October 11, 12, and 13

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Journal | August 22, 2019

Cautiously Optimistic

All the usual signs are pointing towards a very good vintage for 2019. The vines and clusters are healthy. Numbers (sugar and acid) are good. Very little rain. However I’m restraining my enthusiasm. At least for now.

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Linden Update | July 2019

Transition Time

Late July brings a shift to the vineyard and to the cellar.

Patience Rewards: Bottle Evolution Seminars August 18 & 25 — Sold out

Wines constantly evolve during aging in the cellar and in the bottle. Bottled wines gain complexity and integration with time. So what does that mean? There is only one way to find out.

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Linden Update | June 2019

Vintage 2019

Vintage 2019 is progressing well. The first milestone of a vintage’s success is flowering. This year’s flowering was early (late May through the first week in June). Conditions were ideal with warm, sunny, dry days.

Terroir Project

2018’s planting struggled to get going this spring. Some vines did not make it through the winter, as they were too weak after the unforgiving rains and lack of sun last year. The planting is looking healthier now.

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Journal | May 24, 2019

Dry, Warm, and Sunny

Pinch me. When was the last time we heard this mantra.

Bright, dark green vine leaves. Firm soil. Dry socks. These are a few of my favorite things. After the wettest vintage on record we are especially grateful.

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Linden Update | May 2019

Spring!

Spring is unfolding nicely. Budbreak was right on time. No frost, and enough (but not too much) rain. Wonderfully normal with no surprises, just what we farmers hope for.

Fortunately, this spring’s excitement is contained to the tasting room. Three new, distinct wines have just been released.

2018 Rosé | Silver Lining

2017 Village Chardonnay | Youthful Exuberance

2017 Avenius Sauvignon Blanc | Patience Rewards

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