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 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

Rich in color the 2010 Rattlesnake Hill is powerful and layered on the nose. Aromatics of fennel, black earth and black tea are wrapped in sweet dark chocolate, blackberry and concentrated vanilla. A whole kitchen cabinet of spices begins to emerge, chiefly nutmeg and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is silky and opulent. On the palette concentrated cassis gives way to cedar and graphite while the chalky tannins begin to emerge. Black fruit and cocoa linger on the finish for a long time. This vintage will show wonderfully after 15-16 years (2027-2028), but will hold much longer for those with patience.

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 Merlot ~ Spring Mountain District
1998 Merlot
Spring Mountain District

The Spring Mountain District Merlot is a blend of Merlots from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek and Spring Mountain Vineyards. A majority of grapes for this wine come from young vines that are planted meter by meter and are head trained. This decreases the yield per vine and increases...

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 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L ~ Spring Mountain District
2010 Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L
Spring Mountain District

Rich in color the 2010 Rattlesnake Hill is powerful and layered on the nose. Aromatics of fennel, black earth and black tea are wrapped in sweet dark chocolate, blackberry and concentrated vanilla. A whole kitchen cabinet of spices begins to emerge, chiefly nutmeg and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is silky and opulent. On the palette concentrated cassis gives way to cedar and graphite while the chalky tannins begin to emerge. Black fruit and cocoa linger on the finish for a long time. This vintage will show wonderfully after 15-16 years (2027-2028), but will hold much longer for those with patience.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
1998 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
1998 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Merlot, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
1995 Merlot, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The Spring Mountain District Merlot is a blend of Merlots from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek and Spring Mountain Vineyards. A majority of grapes for this wine come from young vines that are planted meter by meter and are head trained. This decreases the yield per vine and increases...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
1993 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L ~ Spring Mountain District
1991 Cabernet Sauvignon, 3L
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L ~ Spring Mountain District
1990 Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5L
Spring Mountain District

The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus for many years we have sourced fruit from some of the finest vineyards in the higher...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
1989 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

The 1989 Spring Mountain District Cabernet is the first vintage produced by Barnett Vineyards. The goal in making our Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon is to produce a wine that is an expression of Spring Mountain as a whole, rather than an expression of our Estate Vineyards alone. Thus...

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 Cabernet Sauvignon ~ Spring Mountain District
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

This beautiful Cabernet greets you immediately with a deep purple core. The nose is very lifted with sweet flowers, ripe raspberry, ground pepper and black licorice.  Classic Spring Mountain minerality is also apparent, with wet stone and graphite in the background.  The wine has a decent viscosity to it, with brighter black cherry fruit, vanilla bean and crushed flowers coming though on the pallet. The tannins are well integrated but youthful, and the natural Spring Mountain acidity is well balanced with the rest of the wine. This is one to hold, since the wine will come together nicely over the next 9-12 years (2019-2022).

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 Cabernet Sauvignon  ~ Spring Mountain District
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

Deep purple in its youth the young 2009 Spring Mountain Cabernet is refined in its purity of blackcurrant and pepper spice. Some black cherry and anise begins to become apparent, but the gravely rock minerality really starts to push through with a few swirls. Very round and lush on the mid palette, more cassis pushes though coated with pure vanilla bean and black licorice. The tannins are more sizable on this vintage, but the purity of the natural Spring Mountain acid balances it well. This is a cab that will show well in its adolescence, but will be amazingly showy with some patience in the cellar (2023-2025).

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2005 Cabernet Sauvignon 'Cyrus Ryan'
Napa Valley

The wine exhibits a beautiful purple core and medium ruby rim with intense dark currant, black cherry and raspberry black olive on the nose. In addition, there is deep graphite minerality as well as cooking chocolate. Upon tasting the body is full and viscous, and the deep dark chocolate becomes really apparent. This is matched by blackberry and pencil lead. The structure of this wine will demand a minimum of 3 years aging but should continue to age gracefully over the next 10-12 years.

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