Barnett Vineyards

2021 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2023 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction | Lot No. 10
Vintage

2021

Barnett Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our estate Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) is blended with estate Petit Verdot (10%)
  • Grown high in the Spring Mountain District at 2,050 feet on a subsoil of andesite volcanic rock
  • The fruit is sourced from struggling southeast-facing vines producing less than 1.5 tons per acre
  • Aging in our estate caves for 22 months in new French oak, utilizing 16 different cooperage houses

Description

Our estate is located at 2,050 feet in elevation high in the Spring Mountain District. Here the boulder-infused soil and 35-degree terraced slopes offer perfect sun exposure, while the cooling night winds at this altitude allow a more extended period of flavor development before the sugars increase (grapes are typically picked three weeks later than those on the valley floor). This leads to the production of an amazingly concentrated yet balanced mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that is appealing as a life-sized wine in its youth, which can age incredibly well for more than a decade. This unique blend of the elegant 2021 Rattlesnake Cabernet Sauvignon (90%) with the powerhouse massive 2021 Petit Verdot (10%) results in an amazingly fragrant wine with phenomenal concentration.


Wine Facts

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

David Tate

Winemaker, Barnett Vineyards

Winemaker, David Tate

David has been the winemaker and General Manager at Barnett Vineyards for fifteen complete vintages, beginning with 2007. David has worked in the Barossa Valley, Australia; Provence, France; Canterbury, New Zealand and has traveled to every fine wine region in the world. David graduated from Brock University in 2002, with an Honors Degree in Enology and Viticulture. Prior to working with Barnett, David was the assistant winemaker at Ridge Vineyards for five years atop Montebello in the Santa Cruz Mountains.
With these over 20 years of experience the groundwork has been laid for David's commitment to quality and understanding of what it takes to produce premium, world-class wine with a sense of place. David's research work has been published (AJEV) and he is an advocate of wine education as he has a diploma from and is a guest lecturer for the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET).

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 vs adulterating the wine in the winery.

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