Barnett Vineyards was founded in 1983 by Hal and Fiona Barnett. The vineyard is situated 1,700 feet above the Napa Valley on the top of Spring Mountain. The 14 acres of vineyards are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon vines were planted in 1984, and the rest of the vineyards in 1988. Barnett is a boutique winery that produces less than 1,500 cases per year. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon, "Rattlesnake Hill", Napa Valley has intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, licorice, coffee, toast and well-integrated sweet oak. On the palate the jammy flavors of black pit fruits, layered berries, licorice and clove, hinting of black pepper, are very complex, rich and expansive, ending in a medium-long, lingering, fruity, spicy finish (94).

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Barnett Vineyards / 4070 Spring Mountain Rd. / St. Helena, CA  94574 / 707 963-7075

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