Full Review

Barboursville

Barboursville
2016 Reserve, Vermentino, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.99

Barboursville
2016 Reserve, Vermentino, Virginia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Shellfish

Category: Other US White

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .2%
Pale straw green color. Minerally aromas of flint, granite, and dried lime peels with a silky, vibrant, dry light body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long bitter almond, apricot stone, dried herbs, and peppercorns finish with fruit tannins. A very dry and distinctive take on Vermentino that seduces with smoky, minerally character.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: flint, granite, and dried lime peels
Taste Flavor: bitter almond, apricot stone, dried herbs, and peppercorns
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Steamed Mussels, Raw Oysters, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very dry and distinctive take on Vermentino that seduces with smoky, minerally character.

The Producer

Barboursville Vineyards

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

Their Portfolio

94 Barboursville 2010 "Paxxito", Virginia 13.9% (USA) $31.99.
89 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Vermentino, Virginia 13% (USA) $22.99.
91 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia 13% (USA) $21.99.
87 Barboursville 2012 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13% (USA) $24.99.
92 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $18.99.
90 Barboursville 2012 "Octagon", Virginia 13.5% (USA) $54.99.
89 Barboursville 2009 Reserve, Nebbiolo, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $45.00.
90 Barboursville 2007 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13% (USA) $45.00.
91 Barboursville 2006 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $50.00.
90 Barboursville 2012 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 12.2% (USA) $31.99.
83 Barboursville 2012 Vineyard Reserve, Nebbiolo, Virginia 13% (USA) $34.99.
88 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13% (USA) $24.99.
88 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 13% (USA) $31.99.
85 Barboursville 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13% (USA) $34.99.
91 Barboursville 2013 "Octagon", Virginia 13.5% (USA) $54.99.
84 Barboursville 2014 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $19.99.
92 Barboursville 2014 Octagon Red Blend, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $54.99.
89 Barboursville 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $24.99.
91 Barboursville 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Virginia 13% (USA) $34.99.
89 Barboursville 2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $31.99.
84 Barboursville 2015 Reserve, Viognier, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $21.99.
87 Barboursville 2015 Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, Virginia 13% (USA) $19.99.
88 Barboursville NV Philéo White Dessert Wine, Virginia 10% (USA) $16.99.
91 Barboursville 2016 Pinot Grigio, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
84 Barboursville 2015 Merlot, Virginia 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Barboursville 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Virginia 13% (USA) $24.99.
87 Barboursville 2015 Octagon, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $54.99.
89 Barboursville 2014 Paxxito, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $31.99.
90 Barboursville 2016 Reserve, Vermentino, Virginia 13.5% (USA) $22.99.

Other US White

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
While white varieties such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Riesling are very important throughout wine regions in the US, there are numerous others planted in various zones. In California, Italian varieties such as Pinot Grigio and Arneis can be found, while producers in Santa Barbara and Paso Robles work with white Rhone varieties such as Marsanne and Viognier.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Cayuga, Seyval Blanc and Vignoles. This last grape is also grown in various Midwest states such as Missouri, Indiana and Illinois.