Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Blend
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2021 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 25 | Lot No. 11


Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • Your wine is blended with Petit Verdot, Merlot and Cabernet Franc
  • Vines are grown on soils of andesite volcanic rock, on a 35-degree slope high in the Spring Mountain District
  • This wine is a tremendous expression of the concentrated 2019 vintage from this nested appellation
  • Perfectly matured for 22 months in 100% new French oak under ideal conditions in our cave

Barnett Vineyards Estate is located 2050 feet in elevation atop Spring Mountain. The boulder-infused soil and 35 degree-terraced slopes offer perfect sun exposure, while the cooling night winds allow a longer period of flavor development before the sugars. At the very top of our estate is a small andesite volcanic outcrop, where we grow the well-renowned Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon. For Premiere, we chose to blend small amounts of all four of our estate varietals with Cabernet Sauvignon from Rattlesnake Hill. This will create a softer, lusher wine, but one that retains the dynamic flavor profile of this intense and exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon as its core.

Wine Facts

  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

David Tate

Winemaker, Barnett Vineyards

Winemaker, David Tate

I have been the head Winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for over thirteen years.

Prior to Barnett, I worked at Ridge Vineyards as assistant winemaker. During my five years atop Montebello, I garnered immense amounts of knowledge in every facet of premium wine production.

In the 1990s I worked in the Barossa Valley in Australia among old-vine Shiraz for J&J Hahn, as well as in the vineyards for Rockford's and St. Hallet's. I then traveled to Provence and worked as an assistant to the winemaker in one of Provence's top wineries, Domaine Richeaume.

Country born: Canada

Education: Honors Bachelors Degree in Enology and Viticulture, first class standing.

Diploma with The Wine and Spirits Education Trust.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Published with the American Journal of Enology and Viticulture

Winemaking Philosophy:
Quite simply letting the vineyard express its sense of place, allowing a vineyard/varietal to show where it is from.

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Little Rock  AR  72201-4405


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Amici Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Rutherford Morisoli Vineyard 25
Barnett Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Rattlesnake Blend 25
Correlation Wine Company, Vineyard 7 & 8 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District Steffens Family Wines LLC 25
Dakota Shy 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley Moulds E2 25
Hudson 2019 Chardonnay Los Carneros Trillium 25
Keenan Winery 2019 Red Wine Spring Mountain District Bluebird 25
Kerr Cellars 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Oak Knoll District of Napa Valley La Gallina 25
Memento Mori 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Tribus 25
St. Supéry Estate Vineyards & Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Andrew Jackson Dollarhide 25
Vineyard 29 2019 Cabernet Franc St. Helena 29 Estate 25
Mira Winery 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 25
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