Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2015 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Game Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Barboursville
2015 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Game Shellfish Vegetables

Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Pale yellow straw color. Tropical aromas and flavors of lime, papaya, and yellow pepper with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk underripe apple, clementine in cream, and grass finish with fine, crunchy, fruit tannins and no oak. A piquant, crunchy sauvignon blanc.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Savory & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: lime, papaya, and yellow pepper
Taste Flavor: underripe apple, clementine in cream, and grass
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Shrimp Salad, Frog Legs Poached In Butter, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A piquant, crunchy sauvignon blanc.

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.