Barnett Vineyards

Rattlesnake Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5293 ratings
9.440 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
John Riddick

This is everything you could want in a Spring Mountain Cabernet! Rich, refined tannins, great baking spice note, good underlying mineral character. The alcohol is a touch high.

This is everything you could want in a Spring Mountain Cabernet! Rich, refined tannins, great baking spice note, good underlying mineral character. The alcohol is a touch high.

Feb 21st, 2021
Shawn R

Much improved since the last time I visited this. Rich and dense mountain fruit.

Much improved since the last time I visited this. Rich and dense mountain fruit.

Jun 27th, 2020
Shawn R

Supple and ripe.

Supple and ripe.

Aug 12th, 2018
Michael Mathews

Holy smokes. Massive, sexy wine. This is just absolutely decadent. Indulging, but why not?

Holy smokes. Massive, sexy wine. This is just absolutely decadent. Indulging, but why not?

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2018
Mike Mathews

Wow. Been waiting to break this out for awhile and it did not disappoint. Silky smooth tannins, great fruit and structure.

Wow. Been waiting to break this out for awhile and it did not disappoint. Silky smooth tannins, great fruit and structure.

1 person found it helpfulJan 31st, 2018
Peter Alig

Wine Educator Robert Mondavi Winery, Von Holt Wines

10

My absolute favorite "altitude" Napa Cab. Pronounced minerality, black cherry, good acid. A Napa Cab that can honestly be called "fresh."

My absolute favorite "altitude" Napa Cab. Pronounced minerality, black cherry, good acid. A Napa Cab that can honestly be called "fresh."

1 person found it helpfulJul 30th, 2014
Melissa Treadway

Can't wait to taste this with some age...

Can't wait to taste this with some age...

1 person found it helpfulApr 13th, 2014
Bill Bender

Dazzling mountain fruit aromatics of pencil lead, cinnamon and cedar shavings. Very dense and tannic but sweet blackberry fruit and chocolate covered expresso beans shine through. I absolutely love these wines but I highly recommend you give them 10+ years in the bottle so they can strut.

Dazzling mountain fruit aromatics of pencil lead, cinnamon and cedar shavings. Very dense and tannic but sweet blackberry fruit and chocolate covered expresso beans shine through. I absolutely love these wines but I highly recommend you give them 10+ years in the bottle so they can strut.

Jun 19th, 2017
Mike R
9.5

Thank you @Shawn R

Thank you @Shawn R

Apr 30th, 2017
Shawn R

Has the distinctive mountain fruit nose. Ripe concentrated black cherry and bittersweet chocolate on the front of the palate. Back of the palate you get this espresso and black fruit that rolls into a loamy smoked finish.

Has the distinctive mountain fruit nose. Ripe concentrated black cherry and bittersweet chocolate on the front of the palate. Back of the palate you get this espresso and black fruit that rolls into a loamy smoked finish.

Apr 29th, 2017