Napa Valley of the East. Big, bold, delicious. Virginia knows Petit Verdot. — 2 months ago
A bit mineral with decent sediment. A little dry. Very deep color. Better than expected - mild flavors — 6 months ago
Over the weekend I opened the 2019 Barboursville Vineyards Octagon Bordeaux Blend from Barboursville, Virginia. A blend of 62% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot.
On the nose there is black cherry, blackberry, plum, black currant, vanilla, spice, licorice and earth.
On the palate I find black cherry, blackberry, black plum, licorice, black currant, spice, herbaceous notes and dark rich earth.
This is a medium + to full bodied wine with medium + acidity and medium + fine grippy astringent tannins which leaves you with a long black fruit crushed stone finish. Spring has arrived this week, so try and have a great full week in anticipation of the coming greenery and foliage. Stay safe and healthy and please be kind to one another. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 8 months ago
Decent as Virginia wine goes, but too acidic — 3 months ago
Fourth of July wine. Medium-full bodied with well balanced tannins and acidity. Leather, blackberry, baking spices, vanilla, and apricot notes. Paired extremely well with smoked BBQ. — 5 months ago
Bold and juicy fruit that just sloshed around in the mouth. — 9 months ago
Shockingly good new world red — 4 months ago
Lusciousness + minerals — 4 months ago
$16 bargain at Charlottesville Costco. Fragrant with aromas of ripe pear in fresh cut flower as the label says. — 6 months ago
Drank it with a French guy who said it was great. Good enough for me! — a year ago