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Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2006

Member Review by MrsThorsen:

I actually tried the Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2007 at a luncheon at the vineyard yesterday, but since that's not listed on this site I'll put the review here. I typically don't have high hopes for American Pinot Grigio, I'll usually only drink this varietal from Italy. But the Barboursville version was pretty good. It had a nice aroma and more body and flavor than other American Pinot Grigios I've tried. It went well with food-- it was paired with a scallop risotto when I tried it. It would also be fine alone, although it's a more serious white than what I generally prefer to drink just sitting around on the patio in the summer.

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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

Member Reviews for Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio

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Snooth User: MrsThorsen
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3.50 5
06/29/2008

I actually tried the Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio 2007 at a luncheon at the vineyard yesterday, but since that's not listed on this site I'll put the review here. I typically don't have high hopes for American Pinot Grigio, I'll usually only drink this varietal from Italy. But the Barboursville version was pretty good. It had a nice aroma and more body and flavor than other American Pinot Grigios I've tried. It went well with food-- it was paired with a scallop risotto when I tried it. It would also be fine alone, although it's a more serious white than what I generally prefer to drink just sitting around on the patio in the summer.


Snooth User: Hrrundivbakshi
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4.00 5
05/29/2009

I've always been a fan of Barboursville's Cab Franc, but the 2008 Pinot Grigio was really quite good. Shimmering, zesty fruit -- apple, lychee, pineapple -- presented in a clean, racy fashion. Like a fine NZ Sauv Blanc without all the cat-pee overtones. Hey, I'm from Virginia, and I know how mediocre most of our wines are. This one is *good.*


Snooth User: catherinesproul
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3.50 5
02/02/2009

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Barboursville Vineyards Pinot Grigio

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Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
06/20/2007

A dry and fuller bodied Pinot Grigio from our neighbour down south, Virginia. Barboursville plants a whole lineup of Italian varietals that thrive stateside.




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