In the vineyard:
June has been very hot and finally dry. We are still evaluating pollination and fruit set, but there doesn’t seem to be any disasters out there. All varieties have finished blooming. The season is still tracking about a week early.
In the cellar:
We have transitioned back to the vineyard. Cellar work is saved for rainy days. The aromatic whites from 2016 are bottled, but most require some bottle aging. The exception is the 2016 Rose which was released March 25. 2016 Sauvignon Blanc will be released June 23. The 2016 whites are very fruit forward with moderate acidity making them drink well early in their evolution.
In the Tasting Room:
Our tastings are open to all visitors (over the age of 21!). Linden’s hours are from 11:00 to 5:00 Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is a $8.00 tasting fee (no charge for case club members and their guests). We are currently tasting: Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Chardonnay 2015, Rose 2016, Claret 2014, and Petit Verdot 2013. Additionally, in-depth Cellar Tastings are held on Saturdays and Sundays at 12:00, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00. You can reserve a place when you arrive. The cost is $25.00. In the cellar we are tasting: Avenius Chardonnay 2015 and 2014; Boisseau and Hardscrabble Reds 2013; Late Harvest Vidal 2009 and Late Harvest Petit Manseng 2010.
Linden’s in-depth vineyard and cellar tours are at 11:30 on Saturdays and Sundays. No reservations are necessary and there is no charge for the tour. For more detailed information about visiting Linden, look under ‘Your Visit’. We cannot accept groups larger than four at Linden.
Of Special Interest:
2016 Sauvignon Blanc released. Just in time for summer.