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,
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
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,
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,
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