Barboursville Vineyards Reserve Virginia Cabernet Franc 2015

Ratings on Delectable

Dr. Owen Bargreen Delectable Pro

The 2013 Barboursville ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Franc is shining brightly at now seven years of age. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, right away the wine opens with plenty of aromatic appeal with layers of red fruits woven together with shades of wild mushroom, lavender and red bell pepper that all march in place in the glass. The palate shows a silky mouthfeel and soft texture that entices. Suggestions of red licorice and spice cake collide with red cherry candy and loganberry cordial on the palate. Bright, with good acidity and a nice tension that runs through the core of the wine, this is starting to show beautifully now and will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 91

The 2013 Barboursville ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Franc is shining brightly at now seven years of age. A blend of 90% Cabernet Franc and 10% Petit Verdot, right away the wine opens with plenty of aromatic appeal with layers of red fruits woven together with shades of wild mushroom, lavender and red bell pepper that all march in place in the glass. The palate shows a silky mouthfeel and soft texture that entices. Suggestions of red licorice and spice cake collide with red cherry candy and loganberry cordial on the palate. Bright, with good acidity and a nice tension that runs through the core of the wine, this is starting to show beautifully now and will cellar well for at least another decade. Drink 2019-2029- 91

9.1

William Hughes Delectable Pro

Green pepper, balsamic, and mossy nose. Red currant and cherry notes followed by moderate tannins. Solid wine.

Green pepper, balsamic, and mossy nose. Red currant and cherry notes followed by moderate tannins. Solid wine.

9.0

Al Shikoh Delectable Pro

lovely floral notes and green pepper

lovely floral notes and green pepper

9.2

Michael Chelus Delectable Pro

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, currant, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and moderate tannins.

Blackberry, cherry, raspberry, currant, mossy earth and oak. Good structure and moderate tannins.

9.0

Neal Schaffer

Goober amounts of sour cherries on the nose and palate. Background notes of green pepper and underbrush develop throughout. Not overly complex, but a crazy good compliment to a meal. I can see how this influences their Octagon blend in such a good way. Cheers!

Goober amounts of sour cherries on the nose and palate. Background notes of green pepper and underbrush develop throughout. Not overly complex, but a crazy good compliment to a meal. I can see how this influences their Octagon blend in such a good way. Cheers!

8.8

Laura Purdy

Young. Will be excellent in a couple years

Young. Will be excellent in a couple years

8.9

David Burke

Nice, but not a big red. Pair with a light meat, like a pork roast. BTW, Love Barboursville!

Nice, but not a big red. Pair with a light meat, like a pork roast. BTW, Love Barboursville!

8.3

Chris Sowick

Chain Bridge Cellars. $25.00. Peppery tones. Nice tannins.

Chain Bridge Cellars. $25.00. Peppery tones. Nice tannins.

8.8

Chris Sowick

Chain Bridge Cellars. $25.00. Complex, nice tannins.

Chain Bridge Cellars. $25.00. Complex, nice tannins.

9.0

Calla Fogarty

This was a very hardy Wine it had quite the initial impression. Big wine, really interesting flavors

This was a very hardy Wine it had quite the initial impression. Big wine, really interesting flavors

8.1

Location

  • 300 Massachusetts Ave NE
    Washington D.C., DC 20002

  • Hours:
    Monday - Saturday
    10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    Sunday
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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