Barboursville Vineyards Viognier Virginia 2009

Member Review by Manoavino:

We had a bottle of the 2009 vintage in our cellar that we brought back from a trip to Charlottesville last summer. Paired it with a Food and Wine recipe for Scallops with Bacon and Grapefruit. It has rich pear and passion fruit flavors with a touch of grapefruit over nice minerality and herbal undertones. Complex and interesting as the wine fills the mouth.

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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: Manoavino
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 09/29/2012

We had a bottle of the 2009 vintage in our cellar that we brought back from a trip to Charlottesville last summer. Paired it with a Food and Wine recipe for Scallops with Bacon and Grapefruit. It has rich pear and passion fruit flavors with a touch of grapefruit over nice minerality and herbal undertones. Complex and interesting as the wine fills the mouth.


Snooth User: MizzBee
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/10/2009

Three and a half glasses




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