Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2016
WS92: Intense, with a compact core of boysenberry, fig and blackberry compote flavors that unwinds slowly with air, revealing açaí and plum fruit. A solid lacing of briar and licorice snap runs throughout, showing energetic grip through the finish. Best from 2020 through 2032.
VM92: The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon (Spring Mountain District) packs quite a bit of punch, yet is also incredibly polished and sophisticated. Soft curves and silky tannins push forward a gorgeous core of dark red and purplish berry fruit, with pretty floral and spice overtones that develop over time. Open-knit and racy in the glass, the 2016 will drink well with minimal cellaring. This is an especially accessible young Spring Mountain Cabernet.