Barnett Vineyards Sangiacomo Vineyard Chardonnay 2019: Medium-body. Great structure & balance. Round & rich flavors. Citrus. Apple. Stone fruit. Honey. Oak. Butter. Spiced cream. All in all, a juicy & complex CA Chardonnay; exceptional on all fronts! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 7 days ago
We visited this property several years ago and purchased this bottle. Ok but a bit disappointing for the price point. — 9 days ago
Wine club release from York Creek. Less brawny than Barnett’s main releases (Cyrus Ryan and Rattlesnake). Mountain fruit (albeit a little less fruit forward) with some nice spice notes and good structure — 7 months ago
This one’s for you, @Arden Barnett 🥃 Picked this up tonight and wow, arguably one of the most exotic smelling rye whiskies I’ve experienced. Per the producer notes of tangerine, clove, toffee, molasses, and cinnamon stick; that hits the nail on the head. Really expressive and very delicious. — 9 months ago
Chambord, grilled meat and pomegranate on the nose. The mountain fruit has evolved and is much more subdued offering notes of milk chocolate, kirsch and white pepper. Finish is quite long. Rattlesnake is a special vineyard and the 08 is showing its stuff beautifully. — 16 days ago
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday. Here's a nice one from Napa Valley.
Dark purple in color with a reddish rim.
Full bodied and bold with medium acidity.
Dry to off dry on the palate with blackberries, black plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, herbs, spices, dark chocolates, light medicine, coffee and peppercorn
Medium length on the finish soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very enjoyable Merlot from a great vintage. I actually expected more from this, but I believe it is still young. Too fruity for me, and that would hopefully calm down in the future. Would be nice to revisit it in 5 years.
Good right out of the bottle and better after 3 hours of airtime.
A good quality wine, but a little unbalanced.
Robert Parker 90 points.
Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.
I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and olives.
A blend of 82% Merlot and 18% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 22 months in French Oak Barrels ( 60% new).
14.8% alcohol by volume.
$65. — 8 months ago