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Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Rattlesnake Hill 1999

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92 points Wine Spectator: 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. Cellar Selection. (5/15/02)

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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

External Reviews for Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Rattlesnake Hill

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/03/2011

Saturated medium ruby. Cassis, blueberry, black cherry and tarry oak on the nose. Suave and silky, with a sappy sweetness and noteworthy intensity. Dark berry flavors complicated by notes of dark chocolate and licorice. Finishes with excellent persis... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Estate 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/03/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 1999 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 750ml



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92 points Wine Spectator: 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. Cellar Selection. (5/15/02)

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