White

2011 Linden Chardonnay Hardscrabble

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • Virginia
  • Northern Virginia
Drink between 2015 - 2018 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 10

  • oldwines Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 31, 2019 - In my cellar since purchase at the winery when it was originally on offer there in 2014. Medium lemon yellow with a bright tone and no sign of oxidation. Nose has lemon oil, pear, fresh herbs and wet stones. Acidity is bright and mouth watering but balanced with the fruit that is mostly lemon and pear with nice texture and just the slightest hint of vanilla. Nice mineral aftertaste and long finish. Perfect with a Parmigiana Crusted Corvina at a local restaurant. This has held up very well and rewarded my expectation of it being a good chard to give some cellar age. This is a winery that makes world class chard from Northern Virginia and is worth seeking out!

  • FPNova Likes this wine: 92 points

    June 9, 2018 - Rich golden color with a tinge of green. Lemon, orange rind and a hint of sea spray on the nose. Lemon and still crisp acidity on the palate, this Chardonnay still has time to continue evolving. So I will wait 9-12 mos before opening my last bottle.

  • Rob and Meg wrote: 92 points

    January 9, 2017 - Rich aromatics of baked orchard fruit, brioche, and sea spray. Cool and precise on the palate, leaning toward crisp, deep orchard fruit well balanced by cardamom, slate minerality, and tense citrus acidity. Excellent length, and distinctly Linden. Drink or hold.

  • isaacjamesbaker wrote: 91 points

    September 8, 2015 - Light gold color. Gorgeous nose, equal parts citrus and richer tropical fruits, mixed in with notes of seashell and crushed chalk. Energetic and bright on the palate, this is a racy yet totally delicious wine. Juicy pineapple and yellow pear fruit, drizzled with lime, topped with chalk, minerals and almond skins. I also get this nice honeycomb and sea salt combo that is pure and delicious. So clean and elegant yet plenty of flavor and strength for the cellar.

  • Magnum Bill Likes this wine: 89 points

    June 25, 2015 - Lovely balance of fruit and acid. 13.1% abv. Jim Law is certainly one of the top Virginia vintners.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type White
  • Producer Linden
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Hardscrabble
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Virginia
  • SubRegion Northern Virginia
  • Appellation n/a

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 13 (28%)
  • Consumed 34 (72%)

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