Jeb Dunnuck April 2020

Jeb Dunnuck April 2020 cover 2017 Barnett Vineyards Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon | 94 points

Easily the standout in the lineup, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake is all Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate on Spring Mountain. It has a wonderful bouquet of crème de cassis, spring flowers, lead pencil, and damp earth. This gives way to a full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that has a terrific sense of purity, nicely integrated acidity, fine tannins, and beautiful balance. It will benefit from 3-5 years of bottle age (it's far from unapproachable today) and keep for 15-20 years.


2017 Barnett Vineyards MMV Cabernet Sauvignon | 92 points

A blend of both mountain and valley floor Cabernet Sauvignon (Mountain Meets Valley, MMV), the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon MMV has a ripe, expressive bouquet of plums, candied violets, sappy herbs, and incense. It's another ripe, nicely textured, concentrated, 2017 that has plenty of mid-palate depth, more flesh and baby fat than most in the lineup, and a great finish. Drink it over the coming 10-15 years or more.


2017 Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain District Merlot | 91 points

The 2017 Merlot is a solid effort, offering pretty notes of black cherries, black tea, leafy herbs, and chocolate. Medium-bodied, with nicely integrated acidity and light tannins, it's well-made, balanced, and already delicious. Drink it over the coming decade.


2017 Barnett Vineyards Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard | 90 points

Spiced melon, white flowers, crème, and hints of spice emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Sangiacomo Vineyard, and this nicely balanced, medium-bodied Chardonnay does everything right. Drink it over the coming 4-5 years or so.







We Cannot Wait to See You

We look forward to hosting you again soon at the winery. As our hospitality venues are outside to take advantage of the magnificent view and far apart from one another, we are perfectly situated to provide an exceptional experience in adherence with all safety protocols, ensuring the health of our guests and staff. We will surpass all  hygiene guidelines as well to retain focus on the exploration of our wines just as before.

Appointments are limited to no more than 6 people per reservation, and simultaneous groups will be separated by over 25 yards. Tours of production areas and vineyards will be staggered so that no groups will be at risk of close contact. 

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