1991 Barnett Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain displays a saturated dark purple color, and a complex, rich, intense bouquet of blackcurrants intertwined with aromas of sweet licorice, subtle herbs, and faint notes of toasty oak. Medium to full-bodied, with exquisite purity and flavor richness, this beautifully-balanced, concentrated wine admirably marries authoritative power with considerable grace and elegance. The wine is soft enough to be consumed, yet possesses the overall balance and depth to last for 10-15 years. Superb! Readers should make every effort to track down this remarkable wine. This 1991 Cabernet Sauvignon is the first I have tasted from Barnett Vineyards. I was blown away by its excellence. These people understand great winemaking, demonstrating what heights Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon can achieve.
The estate vineyard is located at 2,000 feet atop Spring Mountain. At this elevation, above the fog line, the vines are afforded up to three hours additional sunlight per day. This unique mesoclimate enables the grapes to ripen more evenly and consistently produce the highest quality fruit, vintage to vintage.