Our Vintages

The weather conditions of any given growing season have a direct and substantial impact on the quality, style, balance, and life of any wine. This is particularly true in the northern European and eastern US winegrowing regions.    

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2017 Vintage

The rains that never fell… The rest of September was warm and dry setting the stage for one of the best red grape harvests in the 30 years of Linden’s history.

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2016 Vintage

2016 was a good year for white wines and an outstanding year for red wines. A somewhat uneventful winter gave way to a warm, dry March that stimulated an early bud swell.    

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2014 Vintage

Climate is what you plan for and weather is what you get. This is why the somewhat unremarkable 2014 growing season was so good: we got what we planned for.    

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2012 Vintage

2012 was back to some welcome degree of normalcy after the freakishly hot and dry 2010 and the rain soaked September of 2011.    

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2011 Vintage

The majority of the growing season of 2011 was close to perfect with dry, warm conditions all summer.    

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2010 Vintage

2010 was a good year for whites and an outstanding year for reds. The winter was the snowiest since the mid-1990s with as much as 3 feet of snow on the ground.    

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2008 Vintage

The 2008 growing season at Linden Vineyards was one of great challenges and windows of opportunities.    

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2006 Vintage

2006 was a good year at Linden. I would have to characterize the vintage as “classic” in that the growing season was about as close to typical as is possible.    

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2005 Vintage

2005 was an outstanding year for whites and a good year for reds. The vintage started very slowly with a very cool spring, delaying bud break several weeks past normal.      

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2003 Vintage

A very difficult growing season. We suffered through cold, rain, lightning strikes, light hail, poor fruit set, windstorms, and a hurricane.    

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2001 Vintage

An almost textbook perfect growing season. Dry, with the occasional needed shower, lots of sun, cooler than normal.    

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1999 Vintage

A year of contrasts. The drought of 1998 continued. August gave us uncommonly hot days and no rain. Harvest began early with high sugars and low acids. Then the rains came.    

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