Linden Update | January 2018
Frigid Farmer’s Worries
Our farmer’s worries have started early this vintage as we watch the mercury drop. Temperatures below zero can damage vines. But it is complicated. Long story short, we should be OK with this current bout of arctic air. This time of the year the vines are at their hardiest and the cold has come in gradually. If we had this kind of cold in March after a warming trend it would be a very different outcome.
The cold has dampened our enthusiasm for getting out the pruning shears, but there is plenty still to do in the cellar. We have started our blending trials for the 2017 reds. The quality, finesse and power of these wines gladden our hearts and diminish any wind chill factors.
Just a heads up that we will only be offering Cellar Tastings on Saturdays, not on Sundays. We will be including some single vineyard wines in our regular line-up along with older library vintages by the glass for our case club members. January is typically a slower, more laid-back time for a visit.
This March Linden will be pairing our wines with the cuisine of a number of very fine area restaurants. Details are still being worked out, but dates have been set. We’ll send out more information next month, but as some of these dinners sell out quickly, we wanted to give you first chance:
Saturday March 3
Glen Gordon Manor
Thursday, March 15
Field and Main
Sunday, March 18
White Post, Virginia