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Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon 'Spring Mountain' 2017

Product description

Barnett Vineyards is located at the top of Spring Mountain with spectacular views of the Napa Valley 1700' below. Founded in 1983 by Fiona and Hal Barnett, this rocky mountainside is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and the blending varietals of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. 

Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the darkest Barnett Vineyards has made. Big black raspberry jumps from the glass as well as blueberry jam and black pepper. There is a bright chocolate element surrounded by cedar notes. The mouthfeel is rich and lush with a lot more dark fruit as well as cigar box and mocha. The tannins are significant, very big, and chalky. While the mountain acidity is firm it is the tannins that dominate. There is a long black raspberry and mocha finish to the wine.

92 Points - Wilfred Wong

The 2017 Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon offers excellent and persistent density on the palate. This wine brings black fruit, pencil lead, and violets to the table. Pair it with a well-marbled, grilled steak.