Daily Meal Website | August 2, 2017
101 Best Wineries in America 2017
Colman Andrews, Editor
19. Linden Vineyards, Linden, Va.
Jim Law’s 4,000-case winery, whose first vintage was 1987, has been producing consistently elegant and well-made wines from Bordeaux varieties and a few other grapes in a challenging wine region from the start. On the site of an abandoned hardscrabble farm in the Blue Ridge mountains (one of Law’s wines is a Bordeaux blend called Hardscrabble), proprietor Jim Law grows cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, merlot, and petit verdot, but also sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, and the French-American hybrid vidal blanc (both as a late harvest dessert wine and in a dry blend with riesling). Wine educator and blogger Elizabeth Schneider of WineForNormalPeople.com calls Law possibly “the most talented and fascinating man in American winemaking.”