The 2019 vintage from this single vineyard is slightly darker than in previous years, exhibiting a deep ruby core. Incredibly fragrant, the nose displays loads of pomegranate, ripe cherries and white chocolate. There are slight mineral elements of iodide and gravel. The viscosity is always richer than the color might denote. More cherries and some blueberry flavor comes through on the palate. The tannins are soft and elegant with very refreshing acidity. This is a beautiful wine that can be enjoyed in its youth but would benefit from 6-7 years in the cellar (2026-2027).
Barnett Vineyards is located at the top of Spring Mountain with spectacular views of the Napa Valley 1700' below. Founded in 1983 by Fiona and Hal Barnett, this rocky mountainside is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and the blending varietals of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In 1984, the first vines were planted in terraced rows with total plantings numbering fourteen acres by 1988. The vines yield an average of less than two tons of fruit per acre resulting in rich, intense wines that have become synonymous with the Barnett name.
750ML / 13.7% ABV