Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Our inaugural release of Barrett & Barrett is deep ruby in color with aromas of red currants, blackberry, plum, 5-spice and an exotic floral note. The flavors and mouth feel definitely have the "wow" factor. Amazing density, ripeness and finesse, flavors are layered black fruits-berry, cherry, plum with refined textural tannins difficult to achieve. French oak adds nuance without overpowering this very luxurious Napa Valley Estate Cabernet. This wine brings together the best joint efforts of this husband and wife winemaking team and we proudly share it with you. In the end, the wine shows both of our signatures, as reflected on the label. The wine displays perfect balance and polish through Heidi's winemaking methods, and the distinctive vineyard-driven core that Bo is known for. It is truly a collaboration of our years of experience, and it shows in the glass.
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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wines. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.
Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.