Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Cabernet Franc

8.846 ratings
8.89 pro ratings
Virginia, USA
Cabernet Franc
Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Potato, White Rice, Herbs, Tomato-Based, Pasta, Mushrooms, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Beef, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Lamb, Turkey, Pork, Duck, Venison
Top Notes For
Dr. Owen Bargreen

The 2013 Barboursville ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Franc is shining brightly at now seven years of age. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, right away the wine opens with plenty of aromatic appeal with layers of red fruits woven together with shades of wild mushroom, lavender and red bell pepper that all march in place in the glass. The palate shows a silky mouthfeel and soft texture that entices. Suggestions of red licorice and spice cake collide with red cherry candy and loganberry cordial on the palate. Bright, with good acidity and a nice tension that runs through the core of the wine, this is starting to show beautifully now and will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 91

The 2013 Barboursville ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Franc is shining brightly at now seven years of age. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, right away the wine opens with plenty of aromatic appeal with layers of red fruits woven together with shades of wild mushroom, lavender and red bell pepper that all march in place in the glass. The palate shows a silky mouthfeel and soft texture that entices. Suggestions of red licorice and spice cake collide with red cherry candy and loganberry cordial on the palate. Bright, with good acidity and a nice tension that runs through the core of the wine, this is starting to show beautifully now and will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 91

Jan 15th, 2020
Lee Lightfoot

Intriguing nose of fruit leather and pyrazene. Clean and pure but thin and lacking structure

Intriguing nose of fruit leather and pyrazene. Clean and pure but thin and lacking structure

Jan 21st, 2017
Charlie Evans

Little reductive at first and really big but it softened up with a bit of air. Smoky and spicy. Could use a bit more acid.

Little reductive at first and really big but it softened up with a bit of air. Smoky and spicy. Could use a bit more acid.

Jul 30th, 2016
Todd Trzaskos

Smoky red currant nose, fine and balanced red fruit, fresh astringent, concentrated finish.

Smoky red currant nose, fine and balanced red fruit, fresh astringent, concentrated finish.

May 8th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, violet, mossy earth, oak and hints of white pepper & licorice. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, cassis, black cherry, violet, mossy earth, oak and hints of white pepper & licorice. Great structure and moderate tannins.

Apr 18th, 2016
Laura Purdy

Reserve #3

Reserve #3

Oct 26th, 2019
Danielle St Louis

Christmas present from J.

Christmas present from J.

Dec 30th, 2017
Dave Lang

This wine was perfect in every way. This is what I reserve my rare "10" ratings for.

This wine was perfect in every way. This is what I reserve my rare "10" ratings for.

Jun 21st, 2017
Andrew E.

Hints of tobacco

Hints of tobacco

Apr 8th, 2017
Laura Purdy

Cab Franc always brings a smile to my face. Big flavor yet really well balanced

Cab Franc always brings a smile to my face. Big flavor yet really well balanced

Apr 1st, 2017