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2006 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District
- Napa Valley
- Spring Mountain District
Community Tasting Notes 17
ikkaariainen Likes this wine: (92 points)
May 2, 2016 - This wine is drinking spectacularly right now - in a prime drinking window with probably 1-2 years to go before I would expect it to start significantly fading. Decanted about 90 minutes and I would say this wine needs at least 60-90 minutes of air. Soft mouth feel, full bodied and well rounded, the intensity and warmth of the mountain fruit comes through, very dark, pleasant long mouth feel and very well balanced but definitely softening tannins. Warm full nose of dark cherry, anise and pepper with classic Napa cab flavor profile of well balanced dark fruit, cassis and plum up front with a more earthy and smokey mid-late palate present. A great QPR wine at this point of maturation. Highly recommend this wine.2 people found this helpful Comment
tlarge Likes this wine: (94 points)
January 17, 2015 - Had this with a NY strip steak after 45 minute decant. Spectacular. We have a lot of Napa Cabs from this era and this is the best we've had recently. Tracked down more bottles at a DC wine shop.
Pluecht wrote: (90 points)
February 3, 2014 - Wonderful nose, full bodied mountain fruit.
Feindinger wrote: (92 points)
August 13, 2013 - Nose was a bit reticent but opened up over time. Age has definitely mellowed the fruit here and everything is nicely integrated, if maybe a bit thin on the mid-palate. Finish is surprisingly robust with tannins that are clearly present but not astringent. I wouldn't want to leave too much longer in the bottle (2 years?) but beautiful now.
prism wrote: (91 points)
June 9, 2013 - Decanted for a half-hour. Strong notes of cedar; rich; red and black currants; powdery, well-integrated tannins. In the slot.
Pro Reviews 2
By Jancis Robinson, MW
(Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Red) Subscribe to see review text.
By Richard Jennings
4/23/2009 (link) 91 points
(Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District) Black fruit, dark chocolate and graphite nose; dark chocolate, berry and black fruit palate; medium-plus finish 91+ pts. (with 4% Cabernet Franc)
- Vintage 2006
- Type Red
- Producer Barnett Vineyards
- Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
- Designation n/a
- Vineyard n/a
- Country USA
- Region California
- SubRegion Napa Valley
- Appellation Spring Mountain District
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 241 (54%)
- Consumed 208 (46%)
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