Cabernet Franc Reserve 2008 "Best in Class" in America's Largest Competition

Vintage named "Best" from all principal US growing regions 

The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the wine world's largest competition of American wines, has just announced its medal winners for 2012, and has awarded Best In Class to Barboursville Vineyards for the 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve. Defeating 97 other entrants in Cabernet Franc, from California, Washington, New York, and also Virginia, the 2008 Cabernet Franc Reserve had previously won Gold Medals at the Virginia Monticello Cup competition, The Beverage Testing Institute of Chicago, and the Sommeliers' International competition in San Diego.

We have been cultivating Cabernet Franc in earnest for more than 20 years under winemaker Luca Paschina. Barboursville's commitment to this varietal has been pursued in more total acreage and greater clonal diversification (5), than at any other vineyard in the Eastern United States. The Virginia Governor's Cup for Barboursville's 1997 vintage of Cabernet Franc, began to attract international attention to its success with the varietal. Today, vintages of Barboursville's Cabernet Franc Reserve and Octagon, the Bordeaux blend in which it always plays a part, are represented on wine lists from London to Washington DC, from New York to Chicago, and have been selected by this region's most distinguished restaurant, The Inn at Little Washington, for private bottling under its own label.

Effective immediately, the winery Tasting Room has received a small allocation of this library vintage for sale, only, with a limit of 6 bottles per customer on a first-come, first-served basis while the supply lasts. Telephone orders for shipping where permitted, can be arranged by calling (540) 832-3824.