Barnett Vineyards Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Tina Marie Vineyard 2006

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The aroma of the wine is definitely fruit driven, with cherry blossom and lychee leading the way. Cola and cinnamon spices are in the background as well a some white pepper. The medium body of the wine is surrounded by full bing cherry and a gravel/stone minerality. Subtle soft tannins and crisp acid make the wine lively. This is an accessible Pinot Noir in its youth, but will develop nicely over the next 3-4 years.

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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 Pinot Noir Russian River Valley Tina Marie Vineyard

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 91Dense and rich, with plush dried currant, berry, mineral, mocha and raspberry flavors that unfold gracefully. Maintains its focus and gains traction on the finish. Drink now through 2012.Wine Tasting NotesThe aroma of the wine is definitely fruit driven, with cherry blossom and lychee leading the way. Cola and cinnamon spices are in the background as well a some white pepper. The medium body of the wine is surrounded by full bing cherry and a gravel/stone minerality. Subtle soft tannins and crisp acid make the wine lively. This is an accessible Pinot Noir in its youth, but will develop nicely over the next 3-4 years.



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The aroma of the wine is definitely fruit driven, with cherry blossom and lychee leading the way. Cola and cinnamon spices are in the background as well a some white pepper. The medium body of the wine is surrounded by full bing cherry and a gravel/stone minerality. Subtle soft tannins and crisp acid make the wine lively. This is an accessible Pinot Noir in its youth, but will develop nicely over the next 3-4 years.

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