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Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2010 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 93]
Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2010 (Napa Valley, California) - [AG 93]

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Winery: Barnett
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California
Vintage: 2010
Bottle Size: 750 ml

Product Code: BARNETTCAB10-W

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Grape Source: Spring Mountain District (Spring Mountain, Crowley, York Creek and Barnett Vineyards)

Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon , 3% Cabernet Franc & 3% Petite Verdot

Aging: 22 months in French Oak Barrels; 65% new and 35% once-used
Alcohol: 14.6%
Total Production: 1855 Cases
Release Date: March 2010
Winemaker: David Tate

Winemaker Notes:

The grapes were sourced from our Estate and from neighboring York Creek, Crowley and Spring Mountain Vineyards. Each Vineyard block was fermented and aged separately for 12 months then blended followed by further aging. This wine was aged for a total of 22 months in French oak barrels with 65% new. The small additions of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot (3% each) brought up the spice and perfume in the nose and gave the wine a little more backbone and fuller color.

Tasting Notes:

Rich purple in its youth, the wines nose is full of fresh blackberries and ripe pomegranate. There are also aromatics of black pepper, mint and crushed flowers. The weight of the wine is very lush with ripe cassis and fennel on the mid-pallet. The tannins are chalky and well rounded with some bright mountain acidity to complement them. The finish is long and of creamed coffee. This year the wine is much more approachable in its youth, but the wine will age gracefully over the next 8-10 years (2009-2017).

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"Deep, dense and rich, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain oozes with character and sheer personality. Black fruit, tobacco, incense and crushed rocks are some of the many nuances that unfold as the wine sits in the glass. Tar, asphalt and licorice are layered into the sinewy, powerful finish. The 2010 is a fascinating and totally intriguing Cabernet. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot." – Antonio Galloni (Dec 2012)

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