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Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2001

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[PWJGT] Solid soft tannins. Not as fruit forward as I would expect for Spr Mntn Overpriced. **

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Barnett Vineyards:
With passion and patience, Fiona and Hal Barnett created this vineyard and winery in 1983 with the intent of producing small amounts of hand crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their estate. Since the first vintage of Barnett Vineyards, Spring Mountain has proven to deserve it's own AVA and become known as a unique microclimate, producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. The viney... Read more
With passion and patience, Fiona and Hal Barnett created this vineyard and winery in 1983 with the intent of producing small amounts of hand crafted Cabernet Sauvignon wines from their estate. Since the first vintage of Barnett Vineyards, Spring Mountain has proven to deserve it's own AVA and become known as a unique microclimate, producing exceptional Cabernet Sauvignons and Merlots. The vineyards are located at the top of Spring Mountain, at elevation 2,000ft, and planted on steep terraces that follow the contour of the land. In some places, the grade averages in excess of 35%. Mountainside farming is very challenging. The vines must struggle to reach nutrients and water in the soil and, as a result, yield only one to two tons per acre. The elements of sun, temperature, and well-drained porous soils give an advantageous water stress to the vines and contribute to the depth, richness and character of the wines. Grapes are harvested by hand; vineyard row by row, as optimum ripeness and maturity is reached. Fermentation is done in small batches. Since the winery's first 100 cases in 1989, Barnett Vineyards has grown to approximately 6,000 cases total production. Rattlesnake Hill and Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignons are the focus at the estate with total Cabernet production varying between 2,100 and 3,000 cases annually. In addition, Barnett Vineyards produces limited amounts of Merlot, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown from single vineyards located in well-desired appellations. Read less
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03/04/2009

[PWJGT] Solid soft tannins. Not as fruit forward as I would expect for Spr Mntn Overpriced. **


External Reviews for Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A tight, sturdy style, with dense earth, currant, pencil lead and herbal notes, this is a concentrated, muscular wine with lots of extra facets and depth, yet it's bound by firm, minerally tannins and needs cellaring. Best from 2006 through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Barnett's Spring Mountain winery, also home to the much esteemed Pride and Paloma wineries, produces limited quantities of Cabernet made from the cool recesses of mountain vineyards. Aged for 18 months, with a touch of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this California red leans towards Bordeaux in its complexity and elegance. Only after several hours of decanting did the deeper, rich fruits begin to express themselves. Dense, chewy and long on the complex finish, this Cabernet has great concentration and a briary, fresh taste to the fruit. A perfume of red raspberries on the nose and fine tannins on the finish attractively wrap this solid effort.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Tight, with firm tannins and a bit of hollowness at midpalate. The currant, earth, pencil lead and earthy tannins are intense and in need of cellaring, but will the fruit outlast the tannins? Almost always an issue with mountain-grown wines. Best from 2004 through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Big, rich, earthy and distinctive. Intense and concentrated, with layers of complex currant, tobacco, cedar, mocha and black cherry flavors, finishing with ripe but austere tannins. Drink now through 2012.


External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
09/27/2011

Refinement shows in the light touch of this Cabernet, its intriguing peppermint and iodine scents adding a spark of the pure red-fruit flavor at the center of the wine. That firm, solid fruit character lasts with the mint, smoothly ripe, whetting the appetite for grilled lamb.


External Review
01/19/2009

...Superripe aromas of blackberry, blueberry and charry oak, with a light weediness. Rather extractive flavors of cassis, blackberry, licorice and oaky torrefaction. Finishes with mouthdusting, somewhat dry tannins... Stephen Tanzer. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 750ml


External Review
04/18/2013

Barnett’s Spring Mountain winery, also home to the much esteemed Pride and Paloma wineries, produces limited quantities of Cabernet made from the cool recesses of mountain vineyards. Aged for 18 months, with a touch of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this California red leans towards Bordeaux in its complexity and elegance. Only after several hours of decanting did the deeper, rich fruits begin to express themselves. Dense, chewy and long on the complex finish, this Cabernet has great concentration and a briary, fresh taste to the fruit. A perfume of red raspberries on the nose and fine tannins on the finish attractively wrap this solid effort.


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