Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2015 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$21.99

Barboursville
2015 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Viognier

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Gold color. Floral aromas and flavors of pressed flowers, dried apricot, dried lime peel, and lush green moss and rosewater with a lean, bright, thin body and a brisk mango chutney and lemon yogurt finish with soft tannins and a suggestion of oak. A clean and easy drinking Viognier.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pressed flowers, dried apricot, dried lime peel, and lush green moss and rosewater
Taste Flavor: mango chutney and lemon yogurt
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Stickers, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A clean and easy drinking Viognier.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

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

Viognier

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
If you had to use one word to describe the flavor profile of Viognier, it would be exotic. Aromas of this lovely variety range from peach pie and cream to pineapple and honeysuckle. Famed for its role as the grape of the rare white wine Condrieu from France's Rhone Valley, dozens of California producers, from Lodi to Santa Ynez Valleys now work with Viognier, as do a few producers in Washington State and even in Virginia.

The distinctive fruit perfumes are so engaging, thus the use of oak is diminished in most versions of domestic Viognier. Most are delicious wines that are at their best at an early age; consume within three to five years of the vintage date. Pair these wines with Asian, Thai or fusion cuisine - especially with pineapple or peanut sauce - or sushi/sashimi.