Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, #186
Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009
2007 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill Estate
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
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
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.