Barboursville Vineyards 2018 Vermentino Reserve

A melange of lemon-forward aromas greet the nose here – lemon peel, lemongrass and lemon oil – along with a distinct and unmistakable saline edge.

That balance between citrus and salinity leans a bit more saline on a dry, nicely textured palate. It’s not as concentrated as previous vintages, but still shows nice lemon and tangerine fruit along with lemony herbs. The time on the lees brings a whisper of nuttiness too.

Producer: Barboursville Vineyards
Region: Virginia
ABV: 13%
Winemaking: Spent 7-8 months on lees
Price: $23*
Score: 88 points

* Review sample provided by the winery

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