The 2021 Sangiacomo Chardonnay is much lighter in color than previous vintages, with a light gold core. The fresh, bright, clean aromatics are powerful with passionfruit, guava and canned pears. In addition, there is a lot of floral and perfumed aspects to the aromas, jasmine and rosewater. The mouthfeel is silky and plush with even more tropical fruit balanced by a cream custard flavor. The acidity is very prevalent which blanches out the viscosity.
Fiona and Hal Barnett purchased a 40-acre property located atop Spring Mountain in 1983. After extensive work the first Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted the following year. Since the very beginning, the intent was to produce small amounts of hand crafted wines that would showcase the unique characteristics found in grapes cultivated on such challenging, high elevation terrain. Over the next five years the vines developed and the estate was established.
Barnett Vineyard's first harvest was in 1989 and yielded 232 cases of "Spring Mountain Cabernet". The winery has expanded gradually since then, selecting outstanding vineyard sites for grapes in addition to those grown on the estate, leading to a current total production of approximately 8,000 cases. Rattlesnake and Spring Mountain District wines remain the focus with the total estate production varying between 5,000 and 6,000 cases annually. In addition, limited amounts of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Sauvignon Blanc are sourced from coveted single vineyards located in astounding appellations and produced.
750ML / 14.5% ABV