Barnett Vineyards Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District|
The 2019 Spring Mountain Cabernet is one concentrated wine. The opaque purple color is much darker than previous years. The aromatics fill the air with cassis, dark plum and black licorice. Coffee grounds, cola and dark chocolate are also prevalent. The wine is full and silky on the palate. Flavors of mocha, anise and dark cherries fill the mouth. The tannins are full and chalky with some firm mountain acidity for balance. The chocolate covered dark cherry finish lingers for a long time. This concentrated dark Cabernet will only get better over time. For those with patience holding this wine for 13-15 years will reward them (2024-2026).
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District bursts with vivacious cassis, wild blueberries and black raspberries scents plus touches of underbrush, pencil lead, violets and espresso. Full-bodied, tightly wound and supported by fine-grained tannins, the palate is beautifully pure, with a long fruity finish.
Lifted blue fruits, plums, and spice notes emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, a supple, balanced, enjoyable Cabernet Sauvignon.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is packed with super-ripe black cherry, sweet oak and vanillin. Here, the sweetness - whether from fruit or oak - is distracting. I would prefer to drink this over the next handful of years.