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Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve 2006

Member Review by MrsThorsen:

I had this wine at the vintner's luncheon 6/28/08 yesterday, so I'm reviewing from memory, sorry for lack of detail. It had a nice appearance, aroma, and taste. It was the only wine from the tasting luncheon that I was impressed with enough to purchase a bottle afterwards. I'll write a more detailed review when I drink that.

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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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4.00 5
06/29/2008

I had this wine at the vintner's luncheon 6/28/08 yesterday, so I'm reviewing from memory, sorry for lack of detail. It had a nice appearance, aroma, and taste. It was the only wine from the tasting luncheon that I was impressed with enough to purchase a bottle afterwards. I'll write a more detailed review when I drink that.


Snooth User: catherinesproul
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4.00 5
02/02/2009

Four glasses


External Reviews for Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Reserve

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Source: Salute! Wine Market
02/12/2009

A smooth textured, elegant wine showing tropical and floral tones. The full structure and long finish are magnified by a light acidity that gives it generous aging potential




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