Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Blend
2019 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

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

2019

Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 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

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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