Barrett and Barrett 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
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Etched, hand-painted and signed by both Heidi and Bo Barrett. Limited
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation Barrett Estate Vineyard, Calistoga
Tasting Notes Just looking at this wine you know you are in for something profound it is extremely dark all the way to the edge of the glass, opaque purple red dense color. As one would expect from this low yielding year it’s a bit tight at first, so it needs a couple of good swirls to get up speed. Then you get really intense aromas of Cabernet Sauv; rich black fruits, berry and plum. The nose carries on being very opulent and layered with lots of mineral and cedar. As we expect from this concentrated wine upon release it is very big on the palate, it has massive spicy briary mouth-filling texture. Initially it shows extremely intense cassis, which just expands and coats the mouth & goes on and on. This vineyard always expresses a spicy character like 5 spice & cardamom & cedar; but in this ’09 it’s incredibly concentrated. The finish is lengthy and returns to be dominated with the persistent cassis extract theme. The care with which we grew and made this wine is evident all the way through, from the distinctive vineyard character to the elegant stylish winemaking reflecting the mighty 2009 vintage.