1999 Barnett Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points Wine Spectator: Big, rich, earthy and distinctive. Intense and concentrated, with layers of complex currant, tobacco, cedar, mocha and black cherry flavors, finishing with ripe but austere tannins. Drink now through 2012. Cellar Selection. (5/15/02)
Wine.comA blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Franc. Aromas of blackberry, plum, dark chocolate and toasty spice on a background of floral roses. Balanced tannins & good weight finishing in ripe berry flavors,Aging: 19 months in100% French oak barrels60% new & 40% once used.
DecanterRating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Ripe black berries, currants, anise, herbs, and wild berry dominate the aroma. Berries, spice, pleasing herbs and rich dark chocolate come through in the flavours. This is one that will begin to peak in five years and be just about perfect in ten.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 91 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 10 notes)
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 88 (average year)<br/><br/>Drinkability: too young, let it sit<br/>