Sunday, July 15, 2007
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!
Posted by PunditMom at 11:32 AM