Barnett Vineyards

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2013 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 17 | Lot No. 54


Barnett Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced

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, which perenially sells out before being bottled. For Premiere, we chose—for the first time ever—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.

Aging Process

Very firm tannins are matched with mountain acidity suggesting long bottle age is in order. Hold for 15-18 years (2027-2030).

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.65
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

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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