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Barboursville

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$19.99

Barboursville
2014 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Pasta

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Silvery straw color. Mild, citrusy, creamy aromas and flavors of lemon custard, grapefruit salad, nectarine tart, and pavement with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and an even, brisk grass and straw and nutskin finish with dusty, fruit tannins. A dry sauvignon blanc sipper.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively & savory
Aroma Aroma: lemon custard, grapefruit salad, nectarine tart, and pavement
Taste Flavor: grass and straw and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: BBQ Chicken, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry sauvignon blanc sipper.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

The Producer
PO Box 136
Barboursville, VA 22923
USA
1 540-832-3824

Sauvignon Blanc

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Sauvignon Blanc is a bit of a chameleon of a variety, as it changes its character depending on where it is grown. Most famously in France’s Loire Valley, (especially in Pouilly-Fumé and Sancerre), it is a rich dry white with distinct herbal notes in the nose and on the palate. In New Zealand, the flavors range from gooseberry to tropical; both styles have very good natural acidity. Certain areas in Chile also produce very tropical-driven examples with a touch of herbal character, while the typical California style is clean with melon and spearmint fruit with only traces of herbal notes.

Many styles of Sauvignon Blanc – especially those from New Zealand – are aged in steel tanks to preserve the aromatic qualities, while some producers in Sancerre or even in California age in wooden barrels; this for added texture and spice. Medium-full in body, Sauvignon Blanc is especially excellent paired with shellfish or seafood or lighter poultry with herbs.