Sunday, July 15, 2007

Never Too Late to Finish an Assignment!

OK, I know we're late with this one, but I figured better late than never!

Mr. PunditMom and I actually managed to have a two-day adult escape to the Virginia wine country at the end of June and visited the Barboursville Vineyards.

We chose this one to visit because we learned that there's something a little different about this one -- the winemakers are all Italian and they make wines in the Italian style, like Barbera and Sangiovese.

Obviously, we did the wine tasting and wanted to mention this little number -- the Viognier Reserve. It's more expensive than the general price range The Whinery usually adheres to, but at $21.99, we thought this was pretty tasty, with some great spicy flavors. We've discovered that Virginia is actually a pretty good place to make Viognier.

Some Virginia wines fall short, but this light white wine was a definite winner. We definitely liked it better than the Chardonnay from this vineyard, which does come in under $15, which didn't have a lot of flavor.

The reds from this vineyard were outstanding, as well, especially the highlight of their collection, Octagon, which is a blend of several different grape varieties. We picked up a couple bottles of that to stow away for a cold winter night!


Mrs Big Dubya said...

Never too late for a review.... and I'm envious of your vineyard visit -- Mr & Mrs Pundit are very cool!


Darren said...

That sounds fun. I bet the Octagon is really good.

I'm still catching up on posts from vacation, by the way. We have some reviews to post too.