Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$74.99

93 point boutique Cabernet                     A fantastic Cabernet from Spring Mountain.  Limited. 94 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain is a blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Merlot. A beautiful example of Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon with its blue and black fruits (raspberries, blueberries interwoven with white flowers), this wine has an opaque purple color, a wonderful sweet kiss of delicate oak and forest floor. It is full-bodied and rich with supple tannins. It is a classic 2014 that is approachable, and frankly irresistible already, but promises to evolve gracefully for another 15 or more years." Barnett Vineyards is located off of the narrow windy Spring Mountain Road which connects Napa and Sonoma Counties – about 1.5 miles in. This is a small estate winery (founded in 1983 by Hal & Fiona Barnett) located on very steep hillsides with slopes up to 35%! Their original intent was never to build a winery but rather to have a weekend private getaway location from San Francisco. For a fairly small production they make a wide variety of wines – as of our latest visit, 11 different wines are made here. They are strong believers in unique terroir sites and will source fruit from a variety of locations (not necessarily within Napa) based on where specific varietals grow best.

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Ratings on Delectable

David Walser

Enjoying some great Napa wines at Lake Atitlan Guatemala while remembering our winery visit. Enjoyed too early.

Enjoying some great Napa wines at Lake Atitlan Guatemala while remembering our winery visit. Enjoyed too early.

9.3

Clive McNish

Dictionary definition of full bodied = this Barnett Cabernet. Deep and dark in the glass with a great bouquet of blackberries, lavender, vanilla and sweet perfume. Smooth taste with good fruit, liquorice and spices but not overpowering tannins, definitely some sweetness and a ‘heavy’ but satisfying mouthfeel. Very good wine for the price and certainly one to enjoy now or keep to see how it develops.

Dictionary definition of full bodied = this Barnett Cabernet. Deep and dark in the glass with a great bouquet of blackberries, lavender, vanilla and sweet perfume. Smooth taste with good fruit, liquorice and spices but not overpowering tannins, definitely some sweetness and a ‘heavy’ but satisfying mouthfeel. Very good wine for the price and certainly one to enjoy now or keep to see how it develops.

9.3

Jason Westerberg

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

9.0

Errol Mclaughlin

Great fruit balanced with right amount of tannins. Could have used some a bit more depth / structure.

Great fruit balanced with right amount of tannins. Could have used some a bit more depth / structure.

9.5

Mike Mayer

Rich, full bodied fruit forward Cabernet from Spring Mountain. Fantastic notes of dark fruit and spice on the nose. Wonderful flavors of blackberries, dark plums, currants and a hint of anise on the palate. Super sleek tannins and beautiful structure make this a great wine, especially for the price.

Rich, full bodied fruit forward Cabernet from Spring Mountain. Fantastic notes of dark fruit and spice on the nose. Wonderful flavors of blackberries, dark plums, currants and a hint of anise on the palate. Super sleek tannins and beautiful structure make this a great wine, especially for the price.

9.4

James R. Gilbarty

I drank this bottle on to separate occasions and two completely different experiences. This is all about going bold, big, or go home. It’s a big California Cab. A little too big for me.

I drank this bottle on to separate occasions and two completely different experiences. This is all about going bold, big, or go home. It’s a big California Cab. A little too big for me.

8.5

Lauren Ashley

Smooth, great spice and complexity

Smooth, great spice and complexity

9.6

Sam Zavari

Fruit compote, good weight.

Fruit compote, good weight.

9.0

Tripp Owings

Amazing and the vineyard is beautiful

Amazing and the vineyard is beautiful

9.7

Daniel Taub

Quite surprised at how elegant and full bodied while still quite young.

Quite surprised at how elegant and full bodied while still quite young.

9.4

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