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Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve 2006

Member Review by MrsThorsen:

I tried the Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve 2006 at a wine luncheon at the vineyard on Saturday 6/28/08. This review is from memory, forgive the lack of detail. This was my second-favorite wine of the five we tasted during lunch. I remember the color was a pretty red, not too dark. It looked thinner than it tasted, although it wasn't a heavy red. It was peppery, I'd serve it with red meat. It's only $21.99 at the winery's website.

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Barboursville Vineyards:
Defying the unanimous advice of government officials, land owners, and bankers to plant tobacco at Barboursville, Gianni Zonin -- 6th generation heir to a family wine enterprise active since 1821 in the Veneto -- acquired this plantation in 1976 with the seemingly ridiculous expectation of creating a vineyard. Jefferson had attempted this, persistently into the 19th Century at Monticello, alway... Read more
Defying the unanimous advice of government officials, land owners, and bankers to plant tobacco at Barboursville, Gianni Zonin -- 6th generation heir to a family wine enterprise active since 1821 in the Veneto -- acquired this plantation in 1976 with the seemingly ridiculous expectation of creating a vineyard. Jefferson had attempted this, persistently into the 19th Century at Monticello, always failing to achieve a single harvest. In 2006, on the occasion of celebrating the winery’s 30th anniversary as “setting the standard” for a region now populated by more than 100 vineyards, Gianni and Silvana Zonin opened a new wine museum at Barboursville, looking back upon centuries of Italian viticulture, and a barrel aging room for Octagon, where the history of their creation of the estate that gave birth to a new wine region is laid out upon the walls in illustrated chapters, culminating in the validation of Octagon, itself, as the crowning achievement of Virginia viticulture. Read less

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Snooth User: MrsThorsen
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3.50 5
06/30/2008

I tried the Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Reserve 2006 at a wine luncheon at the vineyard on Saturday 6/28/08. This review is from memory, forgive the lack of detail. This was my second-favorite wine of the five we tasted during lunch. I remember the color was a pretty red, not too dark. It looked thinner than it tasted, although it wasn't a heavy red. It was peppery, I'd serve it with red meat. It's only $21.99 at the winery's website.


Snooth User: catherinesproul
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4.00 5
02/02/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Barboursville Vineyards Barbera Orange County Reserve

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
05/12/2008

Barbera is native to Piedmont in the north of Italy. Who would have thought that the state of Virginia could have what it takes to grow this fleshy red grape? Delivers black plum fruit, dark cherries and a touch of mint on the finish.


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Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

A full bodied red wine with intense raspberry, cherry and anise aromas and flavors. An overlay of vanilla preceedes a direct and well-rounded finish. The wine is well structured and has good aging potential. Serve at 65F




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