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Barboursville Vineyards Rosé Blend Orange County Rosato 2005

Member Review by meganmarco:

A great dessert wine that's sweet without be syrup-y.

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Color: Rosé
Variety: Ros
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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 Rosé Blend Orange County Rosato

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Snooth User: meganmarco
28732164
4.00 5
Vintage: NV 02/23/2009

A great dessert wine that's sweet without be syrup-y.


Snooth User: MrsThorsen
7755327
2.50 5
Vintage: NV 06/30/2008

I tried this at the wine luncheon at the vineyard Saturday 6/28 and am reviewing from memory, forgive the lack of detail. They served this wine cold, in a shallow glass (like the champagne glasses of the 1950s). It's a pale white wine, and looked refreshing. It was however, quite sweet, as you'd expect from a dessert wine. It was quite drinkable, although I disagreed with it being paired with a rose-geranium flavored panna cotta. I would have put it with a less-sweet dessert, I favor dessert wines with dark or bittersweet chocolate or not-so-sweet cheesecake. I'll give it a thumbs-up rating if you're looking for a white dessert wine, but I don't think it's as interesting as other dessert-wine varietals I've tried. But it could serve a useful role at your table depending upon with which dessert it's paired. I give it a 2.5 wine-glass rating compared with wine in general, but I'll bump it to 3.5 if it's just among dessert-wines.


Snooth User: Ruby88
3165209
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 02/09/2010

Love, love, love this wine. Very aromatically sweet and flavorfully delicious.


Snooth User: saunders8
10098454
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 01/01/2012

A perfect wine for any meal or as a stand alone as well. Moderately priced, a very smooth wine with a great taste. Love it!


Snooth User: DORISV
3161483
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 12/02/2009

I recently attended a wine tasting at Montpelier and fell in love with this wine. A lover of sweet wines, this one is delicious!!


Snooth User: rae961
9030392
5.00 5
Vintage: NV 07/28/2011

I love this wine..perfect for me..not too sweet but sweet enough and something different.


Snooth User: jsteinmetz
9349081
4.50 5
Vintage: NV 10/21/2008

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Barboursville Vineyards Rosé Blend Orange County Rosato

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Vintage: NV 02/28/2009

Extravagantly pretty stone fruit nose and palate, with hints of pineapple, mango and guava, in a vivaciously succulent yet pleasingly astringent profile. A lingering, vibrant finish sustained by firm structure, an ideal food wine.




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