Created only in the finest vintages, Octagon is a harmonious blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvingnon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. For the special wine we have reproduced on the label the floor plan of the Governor James Barbour mansion designed by Thomas Jefferson. The octagonal dining room located inside the "Ruins'" was where good friends gathered and enjoyed great wines. For this reason we chose the "Ruins" as the symbol of Barboursville Vineyards, and Octagon as the name of this wine.
A proprietary blend driven by Merlot, with elements of Reserve Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot. The constituents are vinified in different lots, using the same method. Fermentation in stainless steel tank for 5-7 days, macerated for 10-20 days depending upon the varietal. Aged 12 to 14 months in new Gamba barriques of the most select French oak, air-dried a minimum of 3 years before coopering, laid down in bottle for an additional six months before release.
0.0% Residual Sugar
0.52% Total Acidity