As readers of my blog or my book know, Barboursville Vineyard and Winery in Virginia holds a special place in this wine lover’s heart. I wanted to share with you a bit of news from Virginia.
The 2009 Octagon, 12th Edition, won the Virginia Wineries Association’s Governor’s Cup. This is one of the nation’s premier competitions and this year marks the fourth time Barboursville has won this award for one of their wines.
The wine was already awarded 90 points at Wine Enthusiast, the Gold Medal of the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago and the Platinum Medal of the Sommelier Challenge, in California.
Barboursville’s Octagon is a Meritage-style blend of the best Bordeaux varietals from the winery, made only in top vintage years. The 2009 vintage is comprised of 70% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon.
We will be visiting this summer and I am looking forward to tasting this award-winning wine. Previous vintages have been amazing.This entry was posted in Travels by admin