2016 Barnett Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill
The near perfect growing season helped in crafting an amazing 2016 Rattlesnake. The color is opaque and near black at the core. Pure cassis transforms to blackberry and acai berries on the nose. Menthol, cedar and cocoa nibs are followed by a light wet volcanic rock minerality. On entry the wine is silky and plush. The palate has big dark berry fruit and concentrated cocoa elements. A myriad of spices follow. The tannins are pure chalk but balanced with the visocity and the mountain acidity. The long cassis finish caps off this phenomenal vintage. Cellaring would allow for great bottle bouquet development to complement the power of this amazing wine, 15-17 years (2033-2035).