Red

2016 Linden Claret

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • Virginia
  • Northern Virginia
  • Fauquier County
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • MRGeo Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 19, 2022 - Big fruit up front on nose with some heat; overly ripe mix of blueberry, currants, raspberry, strawberry and subtle dark chocolate. Really beautiful dark ruby red color. Medium to lighter bodied overall. Front flavors of bright raspberry, strawberry, and red currants; added oak, vanilla, and black licorice as it flows over mouth. Hangs on back of palate with added acidic blueberries and light tannins with white pepper on finish.
    Fun Virginia red wine from a good growing season. Definitely has some time in cellar to build and lose some tannins

  • pgb67 wrote: 89 points

    May 26, 2022 - A very proper claret. Dusty tannins, deep flavors of plum and dark berries and aromas of eucalyptus and cigar box. Seemed more Bordeaux than Cali, which is a good thing for me.

  • cjsadler wrote: 89 points

    November 25, 2021 - I’d recently had the 2014 too, and this isn’t up to that level. Still, a nice little wine— went well with Thanksgiving dinner.

  • m.barretta Likes this wine: 89 points

    August 16, 2021 - Medium garnet. Ripe black and red fruit with some earthy/dusty notes. Medium- acidity, medium+ body, and mostly integrated very fine tannin. I think it could have used a bit more acidity as the overall effect was flat. A little savory, and good, but not as good as the still-fresh 2014.

  • Woodford Likes this wine: 90 points

    August 9, 2020 - At the open:
    Smells of sweet red and purple fruit (plums) and a touch of stagnate water
    Tastes of warm blackberries and branches; a lingering bitterness of chocolate earth
    Moderate fine grained tannin on the gums

    After 1 hour:
    Smells of alluring cassis
    Tastes of confident, straightforward, dark red fruits and stewed blueberries.

    This is a lovely claret with convincing, but not overpowering fruit; a perfect Virginia weekday wine.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Linden
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Claret
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Virginia
  • SubRegion Northern Virginia
  • Appellation Fauquier County

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  • In Cellars 76 (45%)
  • Consumed 92 (55%)

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