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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #198

2009 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Rattlesnake Hill Estate; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from Spring Mountain District, Napa, North Coast, California, USA

Rating: 93

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill brings together all of the elements of the house style in a rich, deep wine with plenty of structure to support its rich, expansive fruit. This is a beautifully centered wine with terrific delineation, intensity and balance. White flowers, spices, mocha, licorice and blueberry jam linger on the focused finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2021.

Reviewer: Antonio Galloni


2009 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Cyrus Ryan; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from Napa, North Coast, California, USA

Rating: 92

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Cyrus Ryan flows from the glass with super-ripe dark fruit in an opulent, lush style that stands in contrast to some of the other wines in this lineup. Blackberry jam, cassis, sweet herbs and French oak are some of the notes that wrap around the lush finish. This shows impressive depth, but it isn't exactly the last word in subtlety. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Reviewer: Antonio Galloni

 

2009 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from Spring Mountain District, Napa, North Coast, California, USA

Rating: 92

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is a gorgeous wine laced with freshly cut flowers, dark raspberries, mint, spices and licorice. It shows gorgeous finesse in a mid-weight, vibrant style that is immensely appealing. A long, pointed finish rounds things out in style. The Cabernet Sauvignon includes 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2019.

Reviewer: Antonio Galloni


2009 Barnett Vineyards Merlot Spring Mountain; A Merlot Dry Red Table wine from Napa, North Coast, California, USA

Rating: 90

The 2009 Merlot is an attractive, mid-weight wine laced with sweet red berries, licorice and flowers. This is a bit of an eccentric style, with maybe not quite enough fruit to handle its oak, yet nevertheless it remains an intriguing wine well worth paying attention to. Floral notes reappear on the finish, adding lift to the clean, mineral laced finish. The Merlot includes 11% Cabernet Franc. It spent 22 months in French oak, 60% new and 40% one-year-old. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2017. 

Reviewer: Antonio Galloni

 


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate #192

2008 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Estate; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry  Red Table wine from Spring Mountain District , Napa, North Coast, California, USA,

Rating: 94

The brilliant 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill (from an estate vineyard situated at a 2,000 foot elevation) possesses intense minerality along with blueberry, black raspberry and black currant fruit, a firm backbone and moderate tannic structure. This impressively endowed Cabernet Sauvignon is built for serious aging. Dense ruby/purple-tinged and pure, it is the most impressive effort in this portfolio. Give it several years of cellaring and enjoy it over the following 15+ years.

 

2008 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Estate; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry  Red Table wine from Spring Mountain District , Napa, North Coast, California, USA

Rating: 91

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain offers earthy, spicy aromas intermixed with a notion of black currants. Medium to full-bodied with more texture and richness than the Merlot, noticeable but sweet tannin and a distinct earthy character that permeates the aromas and flavors, this solidly made Cabernet Sauvignon should drink nicely for 7-10 years.    

 

2007 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Cyrus Ryan; A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from Napa, North Coast, California, USA,

Rating: 91

The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Cyrus Ryan Vineyard comes from a two acre parcel on the eastern side of the Napa Valley floor, just off the Silverado Trail in St. Helena. Fragrant notes of black currants, cedar and spice jump from the glass of this dark ruby/purple-tinged wine. Broad, juicy red and black fruits dominate the palate of this medium to full-bodied, moderately tannic, juicy, succulent Cabernet. It can be drunk now and over the next 10-15 years. 

 

2009 Barnett Vineyards Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard; A Pinot Noir Dry  Red Table wine from Anderson Valley, Mendocino, North Coast, California, USA,

Rating: 90

The 2009 Pinot Noir Savoy Vineyard has benefitted from early bottling. Its medium dark ruby hue is accompanied by scents of boysenberries, cherries and a touch of spice. A medium-bodied Pinot with lovely up-front fruit, impressive purity and no hard edges, it is a delicious, already complex red to drink over the next 4-5 years.  Drink 2010 - 2015

 


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, #186
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

2007 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Estate                   

Rating: 95pts

A fabulous effort, and perhaps Barnett's best wine in twenty years, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill possesses an inky/blue/purple color as well as an exquisite nose of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blue, red, and black fruits, full-bodied power, a layered, multidimensional personality, and serious concentration and length. This classic Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 30+ years. Bravo!

This Spring Mountain winery has fashioned their finest wines since the early nineties.


2006 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Cyrus Ryan        

Rating: 91pts                            

A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from, Napa, North Coast, California, USA

From a 2-acre valley floor vineyard, the 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Cyrus Ryan offers deep black currant and black cherry fruit intermixed with charcoal, graphite, and spice, supple tannins, an attractive, up-front, fleshy mouthfeel, and none of the rustic hardness that can appear in some 2006 Cabernets. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.


2006 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain    

Rating: 90+pts                          

A Cabernet Sauvignon Dry Red Table wine from Spring Mountain District , Napa, North Coast, California, USA

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain reveals some of the same raspberry and blueberry notes, but they are less intense. It comes across like an impressive, Margaux-styled wine displaying a floral character, elegance rather than power, and a long, textured finish. Drink it over the next 12-15+ years.