Barboursville Vineyard and Winery, years ago, created a blended Bordeaux style wine called Octagon. This wine has won a multitude of awards over the years, has been served to Presidents and Queen Elizabeth II. The most recent vintage received a 90 by Wine Enthusiast. The blend is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and some years Petit Verdot.
While many wineries create blends to correct deficiencies in the varietals, Barboursville creates Octagon from the best of the varietals and the result is amazing.
A few years ago we purchased two bottles of the 2004 vintage, which sold out quickly because of the quality of the wine. We decided then to cellar a bottle until our 45th anniversary. Last Sunday we opened that bottle. It was definitely worth the wait. After letting the wine breathe, the smooth, elegant flavors and aroma were exceptional. The wine aged well. The complexity of each of the varietals were at their best.
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