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2012 Barnett Vineyards Rattlesnake Hill Cabernet Sauvignon

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96Robert M. Parker Jr.

From a first-growth site... may turn out to be one of their all-time greats. A sensational Cabernet... exquisite, brilliant... demonstrates what exceptional elegance can be achieved allied to formidable richness and power.

94Vinous / IWC

Smoke, licorice, menthol and new leather wrap around a core of fleshy, supple fruit, all supported by firm yet nicely balanced tannins. Blackberry jam, mint, tar, violets and cloves add an element of gravitas as the wine opens up...

92Wine Spectator

Dark berry, currant and plum fruit is accented by mocha, espresso, cedar and licorice notes, with a long, deep, persistent finish that keeps echoing the core flavors.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District

Spring Mountain AVA is above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains. There is no actual Spring Mountain, but the name has traditionally been used for the area, which includes many streams and springs. Spring Mountain was awarded appellation status in 1993 and it includes about 1,000 vineyard acres. Vineyard elevations are high, from 400 to 2,600 feet above sea level. Because of the altitude of most vineyards, which are above the fog line, mornings become warm earlier than vineyards on the valley floor, though the afternoons are cooled by maritime winds. The result is an exceptionally long growing season. Cabernet Sauvignon is the most frequently planted grape by acreage, followed by Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.