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

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.