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Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon – Wine of the Week Review

Posted By Barnaby Hughes On March 3, 2014 @ 9:57 am In Wine, Spirits, Beer & More | No Comments

Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Barnett Vineyards 2003 Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: $95

Rating: 16.5/20

Region: Napa Valley (Spring Mountain District), California

Varietals: 95.5 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 3 percent Cabernet Franc & 1.5 percent Petit Verdot

Production: 1,606 cases

Alcohol: 14.1 percent

Tasting Notes: Hal and Fiona Barnett founded their eponymous vineyards in 1983 on the top of Spring Mountain on the west side of Napa Valley. With steeply sloped vineyards and an altitude of 2,000 feet, the region produces distinctive mountain wines. First released in 2006 and now aged nicely, the 2003 Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon boasts incredible balance and structure. From rich flavors of black cherry and bramble to notes of black olive, mocha and graphite, there is plenty of complexity from start to finish. Mellowed tannins give the wine a graceful, silky texture.

Food Pairings: Dry-aged Wagyu beef, lamb shank, venison, black truffles

For more information, visit Barnett Vineyards official website

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