Barboursville Vineyards

Reserve Virginia Viognier

8.9112 ratings
8.930 pro ratings
Virginia, USA
Viognier
Turkey, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Pork, Nuts & Seeds, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Shellfish, Quinoa, Mushrooms, Chili & Hot Spicy, Fish, Herbs, Asian Cuisine, Veal, Potato, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Meredith Hu

Pale straw. Mushroom and wet clay. Lemon, green apple, orange/tangerine, and banana. Jasmine, salt, and pepper.. Medium plus (aka bright acidity, weighty) acidity and body. Phenolic bitterness on the long finish. Not your typical new world viognier...

Pale straw. Mushroom and wet clay. Lemon, green apple, orange/tangerine, and banana. Jasmine, salt, and pepper.. Medium plus (aka bright acidity, weighty) acidity and body. Phenolic bitterness on the long finish. Not your typical new world viognier...

May 3rd, 2018
Michael Chelus

Apple, lemon candy, hay, white peach, honeysuckle, pear and slate. Great acidity and minerality.

Apple, lemon candy, hay, white peach, honeysuckle, pear and slate. Great acidity and minerality.

Feb 13th, 2018
Byron C Mayes

Bright deep straw gold. Guava, banana, and white flowers on the nose and palate. Medium minus acidity enhances the full body. Medium short, slightly dark finish. A rich dish with a bit of zing or roasted poultry with a mushroom sauce would be great with this.

Bright deep straw gold. Guava, banana, and white flowers on the nose and palate. Medium minus acidity enhances the full body. Medium short, slightly dark finish. A rich dish with a bit of zing or roasted poultry with a mushroom sauce would be great with this.

Jan 7th, 2018
Valerie Finley

Very nice with tropical notes. Pleasantly surprised to taste a Virginia Viognier! Went well with our chicken and nice in the hot weather. Would buy again!

Very nice with tropical notes. Pleasantly surprised to taste a Virginia Viognier! Went well with our chicken and nice in the hot weather. Would buy again!

1 person found it helpfulJun 20th, 2017
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.2

First impression orange peel, tangerine, white peaches and ripe tropical fruits. Slightly phenolic and a hint of yeasty honey.Really nice low AbV wine.

First impression orange peel, tangerine, white peaches and ripe tropical fruits. Slightly phenolic and a hint of yeasty honey.Really nice low AbV wine.

1 person found it helpfulJan 9th, 2017
Sue Mohle

Not much going on... No pointers to Viognier

Not much going on... No pointers to Viognier

1 person found it helpfulJun 6th, 2015
Kevin Hinchman

Totally correct. Top form Viognier from a great producer.

Totally correct. Top form Viognier from a great producer.

1 person found it helpfulMar 25th, 2015
Michael Chelus

Granny Smith apple, Meyer peach, chalk and tangerine zest. Great acidity and minerality.

Granny Smith apple, Meyer peach, chalk and tangerine zest. Great acidity and minerality.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 26th, 2015
Byron C Mayes

Clear straw gold in the glass. Big bosomy nose of tropical fruits and honeysuckle. Smooth, rich mouthfeel; palate of underripe pineapple and new banana. Alcohol in check. Acidity characteristically low (so don't hold). This is how new world Viognier should show. I may have found a rival to Fess Parker.

Clear straw gold in the glass. Big bosomy nose of tropical fruits and honeysuckle. Smooth, rich mouthfeel; palate of underripe pineapple and new banana. Alcohol in check. Acidity characteristically low (so don't hold). This is how new world Viognier should show. I may have found a rival to Fess Parker.

1 person found it helpfulJan 24th, 2015
The Armchair Sommelier

Tropical Paradise!

Tropical Paradise!

1 person found it helpfulAug 6th, 2014