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Date Printed: 7/28/2014
Barnett Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2006
Barnett Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon (375ML half-bottle) 2006
(search item no. 106383)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
The Wine News rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 7/28/2014: $57.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

A dark deep purple wine, the 2006 Rattlesnake is true to its mountain roots, exhibiting pure violet and deep cassis. The complex nose continues with baking chocolate, fennel and deep dark volcanic earth. With time more intense black berry fruit begins to emerge. The wine is full bodied on entry after which the youth of the wine is evident from the full chalky tannins and beautifully balanced acid. The mid-palette is full of black currant anise and pepper as well as black mountain earth. This is a true classic example of great Spring Mountain Cabernet. Enjoy this wine over the next 12-18 years.
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About Barnett Vineyards:

Barnett Vineyards is located at the top of Spring Mountain with spectacular views of the Napa Valley 1700' below. Founded in 1983 by Fiona and Hal Barnett, this rocky mountainside is ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon and the blending varietals of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. In 1984, the first vines were planted in terraced rows with total plantings numbering fourteen acres by 1988. The vines yield an average of less than two tons of fruit per acre resulting in rich, intense wines that have become synonymous with the Barnett name.