Barnett Vineyards

707-963-7075 4070 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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 Read more »

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  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • What about Barnett Vineyards?   We just received our shipment of 2013 cabs and they are sure to be tasty.  I think the Barnetts we have in our cellar are our premium wines, only to be opened with permission from my spousal unit (Sandra).  Are we only talking about the very high end Cabernet Sauvignon here?  I do love the Heitz wines too.   Read More

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  • It's interesting that a few new topics have popped up recently (Experiencing Cabernet Franc for one) and that my wife Sandra just today handed me an article by Dave McIntyre she cut out of a Washington Post newspaper dated 25 March 2015.  I'm starting this new topic based on this article "The wine cost four digits.  And the taste?" regarding the... Read More

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  • That 2000 cab looks and sounds pretty good to me.  We don't have any ... enjoyed a Petit Verdot from Barnett Vineyards.  We've had this one in Sandra's 'rack' for a few years now.  It was very nice, although I only had a small taste.  I have been drinking whisky and beer tonight as I'm hosting a computer LAN party at my hous Read More

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  • Hmmm....we haven't tried paying with dinars yet.  You know what's ... ... buy anything on the Barnett Vineyards website right now.  It's messed up and you get error messages when trying to purchase a wine.  Not that I wanted to buy more mind you, but I was trying to find our current shipment in their inventory and it does not seem to be avail... Read More

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  • I picked up our spring shipment of six Barnett Vineyards cabs this afternoon.  All six are 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, but three of the six are special - they are Cyrus Ryan Vineyard Estate Bottled wines in which they only produced 9 barrels.  The other three are from the Spring Mountain District, in which they produced 56 barrels.  I can't wait to... Read More

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  • Due to popular demand (don't ask where that demand came from or you'll spoil my fun), we appear to need some new wine discussion topics.  This topic was only relevant to Thursday as a test case but was subsequently expanded to cover the weekend too.  What ever you bring up in this topic should either occur on a Thursday - Sunday, or it could be ... Read More

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  • The kitty belongs to Barnett Vineyards.  This cool kitty knows he rules the grounds but he does so with a soft paw as opposed to an iron fist.  All the Duckhorn wines that we've tried have been very tasty - Migration, Paradux, etc.  Everyone should try their wines sometime, but I understand that with OT nearby and his expertise, you should go wi... Read More

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  • Sounds like good times ahead - you get into Napa Valley, can I ... Another favorite of ours is Barnett Vineyards to Read More

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  • We're doing a long weekend in Russian River and Napa this weekend. Flew into San Francisco yesterday with no problems. Friend picked us up at the airport, definitely beats the heck out of fighting the huge crowd at the rental car counters. Why don't they have a contiguous highway from the airport to hwy 101.So what's the first thing to do in win... Read More

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  • I was wondering what sort of new topic I could start that would pair nicely with my previous posting 'Weekday Wines'; well here it is - Weekend Wines.  Sometimes I just have to stop and take a minute to pat myself on the back for my quick wit but alas, this isn't one of those times.  Anyway, why not talk about wines we enjoy on weekends?  These ... Read More

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