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Winemaker Linda King
Winemaker, Linda King, came to North Carolina from the largest estate winery in Ohio to help build and establish RagApple Lassie Winery as well as help to put the Yadkin Valley "on the map" for being a noted and award-winning wine region. Linda is crafting wines that reflect both her personal artistic touch and the unique character and richness of the Yadkin Valley Appellation. Having the distinction of winning numerous International awards for wines she produced in Ohio, including Best of Class, double gold awards, and many other accolades, as well as a very prestigious write-up in the Wall Street Journal, her first wines here at RagApple Lassie Vineyards are following that same path. Every wine Linda has made at RagApple Lassie Vineyards has won awards in International, regional and state competitions. An Internationally certified wine judge, Linda regularly judges at competitions across the United States. The Pacific Rim International, American Wine Society International, Finger Lakes International and the California State Fair are regulars on her judging list. Judging helps to keep her palate sharp and increases education regarding the wines of the world, their styles and nuances. Linda has served on the board of directors for the American Wine Society as well as having been Wine Judge Certification Chairman and is the recipient of the American Wine Society Outstanding Member Award. She has taught wine appreciation classes, written a regular column for a wine publication, and is a consultant in both winemaking and wine appreciation. "There is something very special about 'being in on the ground floor' in this blossoming new wine industry here in North Carolina," says Linda. "We are creating extraordinary history here by proving our wines can compete with any in the world and I am proud to be a part of that history". Linda and husband, Tom, live in Yadkinville and have two married children and three grandsons.
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RagApple Lassie Vineyards Boonville, NC 27011 www.ragapplelassie.com
3724 ragApple Lasssie Lane
Boonville, NC 27011
(336) 367-6000
Fax : 336 367-4000
Email: lenna@ragapplelassie.com
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    My namesake, The RagApple Lassie Vineyard, happily grows in the small Yadkin County town of Boonville, North Carolina, located about 25 miles northwest of Winston-Salem, North Carolina and just under the western gaze of Pilot Mountain (to you Andy Griffith fans, this is Mount Pilot). Vineyards are not new to North Carolina, in fact, 150 years ago, North Carolina produced more grapes than all other states combined. However, the grapes grown at the time were Concords and they did not survive the interruptions caused by World War I and Prohibition. Once again vineyards are flourishing in North Carolina, particularly in Yadkin and surrounding counties. This is no surprise because elevations of approximately 1,200 feet, soil composition and microclimates of the protected river basin make this area one of the best for producing quality wine grapes.
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    Red ------------- ---
    2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • Intent and vibrant, yet elegantly smooth with flavors that are focused and balanced, this round, harmonious medium bodied wine has plenty of black cherries and ripe plums leading the way with chocolate-sprinkled cappuccino, anisette, cassis, walnuts, and white pepper trailing in the wake. A long, smooth finish with traces of toasted oak and soft tannins makes this wine a joy to spend the evening with! (Of course, Cab Savs love all red meats, but try with a Salmon filet!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Red ------------- ---
    2008 Merlot
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • The sexpot of red wines, Merlot is comfortable anywhere, anytime, with anything! Its bright ruby red color with medium body has plenty happening on the palate. Cherries, berries and plums predominate, but chocolate, coffee and licorice are also present. The finish is long and velvety with touches of smoke and oak making this wine a pleasure to meet! (True to its sexpot image, Merlot will cozy up delightfully with most foods!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Red ------------- ---
    2006 Syrah
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • True to its origins in the Rhone Valley of France, this sophisticated yet down-to-earth divine Syrah proudly offers the classic characteristics of intense black cherry and pepper that make it so special yet still soft, round, and perfectly balanced on the palate with a long, lingering finish. (For a real treat, try this Syrah with lamb, prime rib, Portobello mushrooms and tomato based barbeques!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Red ------------- ---
    2007 Zinfandel
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • As the only North Carolina estate grown Zinfandel, this classic red Zin propelled out of the chute as a major favorite and its charm has not faded. Oozing with all the ripe black fruits of blackberry and plum, mixed with the aromas of cherry, currents and toasty oak, Zin aficionados love the sensory glory of this stunning 12.5% wine. (This, too, is a great ‘lamb’ wine, but just like Southern Belles, Zin, can make anything special!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Kaleidoscope Red
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • Wrapping together this mouth watering signature blend of Mourvedre, Petit Verdot, Merlot, and the Cabs: Franc and Sauvignon are the deep, rich, black fruits of black cherry and plum sprinkled with the suggestion of anise. Just like good sex, this delightful full bodied jewel of a wine teases the palate with a hint of sweetness and a promise of spirit in its long, lingering finish! (A winner with everything from pizza to steak – don’t be tentative – find your own perfect match!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Red ------------- ---
    NV Rockford Red
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • One of the most popular offerings in the RagApple Lassie stable of wines, this delightful semi-sweet blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and a smidgen of Zinfandel for texture, always turns heads. The wine suggests chocolate covered cherries set off by a touch of cinnamon. (Rockford Red loves anything blue cheese, chocolate, to be mixed with fresh berries, spaghetti, AND the Sunday paper, the hot tub or a day on the boat!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
  • $17.00
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    Boonville, NC
    White ---
    2006 Chardonnay
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • Barrel fermented, sur lie, this full bodied and buttery beauty has made many a self-proclaimed non-Chardonnay drinker capitulate to its charms. This wine is sophisticated and polished with a beautiful golden color and floral fragrances. Offering plenty of heady lemon custard and orange blossom flavors with hints of mango, papaya, and pineapple in its exquisite margins. Vanilla and a touch of spice complete the long silky finish that make you a believer!!! (Chardonnays marry beautifully with all... ...read more
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    White ---
    2009 Pinot Gris
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • This alluring, soft and fragrant, dry Pinot Gris is pure Alsace and packed with rich fruity aromas of pineapple, apricot, fresh figs, honey and vanilla. Made in the classic Alsatian style, 25% oak, 75% stainless, this full bodied ‘Delilah’ has a well balanced acidity and a long lingering finish, making her softness and roundness extremely food friendly. (Loves being sipped, paired with divine brie, or even a salad with a rich, creamy dressing.)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
  • $17.00
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    Boonville, NC
    White ---
    2009 Viognier
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • This very illusive, slightly crisp, yet dry and spicy, medium bodied wine, leaves a waft of floral aromas and a hint of melon with each taste. Long, cool fermentation in an all stainless steel cocoon helps to capture the classic essences of this Rhone Valley seductress. As all ladies like their name pronounced correctly, Viognier is pronounced vee-on-nay and is excellent with Chinese or Thai food, but also loves being paired with most seafoods, (no heavy cream or butter sauces, please) or L... ...read more
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
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    Boonville, NC
    White ---
    NV Boonville Blanc
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • Another head turner is this semi-sweet white with the panache and cunning of a Southern Belle. Named for the town of its origin, this lady seems too sweet initially and then just melts your heart with the delightful aromas of orange blossoms and apricot followed by ripe peaches. This perfectly balanced luscious sipping wine with classic viognier flavors enhanced by a delightfully sweet fruitiness and a hint of spice from the Traminette is a lady not to be underrated. (Wonderful alone, but try ... ...read more
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
  • $17.00
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    Boonville, NC
    White ---
    NV Kaleidoscope Gold
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • This soft, silky, come hither blend of unoaked Chardonnay, Traminette, Pinot Gris, Marsanne, Semillon, and Viognier exudes a tantalizing nose of pears and honey, pineapple and peach with a touch of figs, and finishes with the lingering aftertaste of a thoroughly delightful wine that politely shouts “more, more”! (Try with pork tenderloin, chicken marsala, seafood pasta –yummy!)
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
  • $17.00
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    as of 01/16
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    Phone: (336) 367-6000
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    Boonville, NC
    Rosé ------ ---
    NV "First Blush..."
  • Appellation: Yadkin Valley
  • Rosé of Unspecified
  • Winemaker: Linda King
  • This salmon colored vixen, just as soft, gentle, and tempting as your “First Blush…” is a wonderful blend of Traminette, Marsanne, Semillon and Malbec grapes giving it an enticing spicy, floral aromatic nose, undercurrents of citrus, and a long, teasing finish. (Enjoys being ‘sipped’, accompanying a moist, dense pound cake, or you choose what makes you blush!).
  • Acclaim: Multiple Awards
  • Question? Comment? lenna@ragapplelassie.com
  • Visit: www.ragapplelassie.com
  • $17.00
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    Phone: (336) 367-6000
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    Boonville, NC












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