Barnett Vineyards

Estate Bottled Spring Mountain District Merlot

9.322 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
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It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Napa Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, barnyard, chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, barnyard, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, spices, peppercorn, leather and pencil lead.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet. Showing nice complexity now. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a tangy finish.

Feels much older than its age, although not showing it on the color.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and removes some of the stinky nose.

This 5 year old from the great 13 vintage, is drinking very nicely now, and will get better in the next 5 to 15 years. I had the 2012 when it was a 3 year old. What a big difference time makes.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume .

92 points.

$75.

It's time for my #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a tasty Napa Cabernet.

Dark ruby in color with a very short reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, black currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, barnyard, chocolates, vinaigrette, earth, wet leaves and herbs.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, black currants, earth, wood, vanilla, barnyard, vegetables, dark coffee, herbs, tobacco, chocolates, mocha, spices, peppercorn, leather and pencil lead.

Long tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great Napa Cabernet. Showing nice complexity now. Nicely balanced with a nice mouthfeel and a tangy finish.

Feels much older than its age, although not showing it on the color.

Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up and removes some of the stinky nose.

This 5 year old from the great 13 vintage, is drinking very nicely now, and will get better in the next 5 to 15 years. I had the 2012 when it was a 3 year old. What a big difference time makes.

Robert Parker 94 points.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

A blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged in 70% new French oak barrels.

14.6% alcohol by volume .

92 points.

$75.

Sep 20th, 2019
Shawn R

Rich dark and inky. Not your typical Merlot. Damp dank forest floor, peat moss on the nose with cracked black pepper. Rich and flavorful. Cocoa and with a hint of green veggies...nice job!

Rich dark and inky. Not your typical Merlot. Damp dank forest floor, peat moss on the nose with cracked black pepper. Rich and flavorful. Cocoa and with a hint of green veggies...nice job!

Feb 19th, 2016
Bryant Bickel

Stunner large and seamless, shows great potential!

Stunner large and seamless, shows great potential!

Nov 18th, 2015
Charles Hudson

The 2013 is a beast!

The 2013 is a beast!

Mar 6th, 2017
Jay Eagan

Excellent Merlot

Excellent Merlot

Oct 1st, 2016
Charles Hudson

This might be my favorite vintage of the SMD Merlot I've had in years. Glad I saved the remainder. Hope they pour the 13 in September!

This might be my favorite vintage of the SMD Merlot I've had in years. Glad I saved the remainder. Hope they pour the 13 in September!

Jul 12th, 2016
Susan M

Creamy smooth and delightful

Creamy smooth and delightful

May 7th, 2016
Matt Sherwin

Delicious Spring Mountain Merlot

Delicious Spring Mountain Merlot

Apr 12th, 2016
John Berghoff

John had this 4 years ago

John had this 4 years ago

May 3rd, 2016
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.0

Ryan had this 4 years ago

Ryan had this 4 years ago

May 2nd, 2016