Barboursville Vineyards

Octagon Red Bordeaux Blend

9.231 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Monticello, Central Region, Virginia, USA
Red Bordeaux Blend
Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, White Rice, Mushrooms, Pasta, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Lamb, Tomato-Based, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Beef, Hard Cheese, Venison
Top Notes For
Austin Yursik

Needs five years.

Needs five years.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2015
Perry Riddle

Virginia bringing down the house!!

Virginia bringing down the house!!

Sep 3rd, 2015
Clayton R Strong

Wow was this a pleasant surprise! Not like most Virginia wines this wine had some body to it. Not too complex but this wine had nice balance of tannins to acidity. Barboursville is probably the best vintner in the Commonwealth. This wine is drinking well and had another 5 to 10 years in it.

Wow was this a pleasant surprise! Not like most Virginia wines this wine had some body to it. Not too complex but this wine had nice balance of tannins to acidity. Barboursville is probably the best vintner in the Commonwealth. This wine is drinking well and had another 5 to 10 years in it.

Jan 1st, 2017
Kaitlyn Allen

Good wine for my dad's birthday

Good wine for my dad's birthday

Feb 15th, 2016
Brian Valentino

5p/50 blend (Merlot/petite Verdot). Amazing. Very smooth deep ruby.

5p/50 blend (Merlot/petite Verdot). Amazing. Very smooth deep ruby.

Feb 4th, 2016
Noah Raizman

Comes across as middle-of-the-road Margaux from a lesser year, which is really much better than it sounds. Leans more old world than new certainly, but without the undrinkability of "serious" Bordeaux when you hit it young. I think this will mature well for 5-15yr but may not have the stuffing to go for 30.

Comes across as middle-of-the-road Margaux from a lesser year, which is really much better than it sounds. Leans more old world than new certainly, but without the undrinkability of "serious" Bordeaux when you hit it young. I think this will mature well for 5-15yr but may not have the stuffing to go for 30.

Jan 11th, 2016
Frank Kuo

Aroma of chocolate/mocha, leather, and plum. Silky, round, chocolate like taste, with a touch of dryness. Only a tiny touch of sweetness and acidity make room for the dryness and chocolate flavor. In the aftertaste, sweetness and tannins dance in harmony. Intriguing. After 30 minutes of breathing, the wine becomes more sweet, a touch of spice and meaty. Nice.

Aroma of chocolate/mocha, leather, and plum. Silky, round, chocolate like taste, with a touch of dryness. Only a tiny touch of sweetness and acidity make room for the dryness and chocolate flavor. In the aftertaste, sweetness and tannins dance in harmony. Intriguing. After 30 minutes of breathing, the wine becomes more sweet, a touch of spice and meaty. Nice.

Nov 7th, 2015
JBo
9.4

Strawberry blast as it leaves the sides of tongue. Smoother than 2010.

Strawberry blast as it leaves the sides of tongue. Smoother than 2010.

Oct 12th, 2015
Gregory Joiner

Excellent big red. One of the best in Virginia.

Excellent big red. One of the best in Virginia.

Jun 10th, 2015
Austin Yursik

Austin had this a month ago

Austin had this a month ago

Oct 5th, 2019