2012 Barrett and Barrett Cab Sauv -1 Bottle
from Antonio Galloni:
97 points - "The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. Rich, racy, and totally voluptuous in the glass, the 2012 flows with seemingly endless layers of fruit. This is a decidedly dark, powerful brooding 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon endowed with real class. Dark cherry jam, wild flowers, gravel, mint and dark spice meld into the unctuous, riveting finish."
from Robert Parker:
93 points - "The wine is dense purple, shows loamy soil notes, forest floor and blackcurrant fruit intermixed with cedar wood, fruitcake and vanilla. It is dense, full-bodied, powerful and ideal for drinking over the next 20 years or so."
10/30/15 by Heidi Peterson Barrett
This 2012 is a powerhouse wine from this vintage. Aromas are deep, ripe, and intense with pure berry jam, lush black cherry, and layers of toasty sweet French oak. Explosive flavors follow the amazing aromatics. Just a delicious big lush mouthcoating wine. Our early ripening Calistoga vineyards served us well once again since the Barrett and Barrett blocks carry such a light crop. The typically low yielding vines produce tiny concentrated berries which result in this very cool dense and delicious Cab. It's the best possible combination blend of balance and finesse, purity of character, amazing length, and age worthiness. Don't miss it!
Tasted 10/30/15 by Bo Barrett
The wine is opaque dark color, almost black to the very edge; The aroma is concentrated earthy-berry, smoked spices, fancy black tea with black cherry and cassis syrup. An instant mouthful of big fruit, lush throughout and a solid enduring richness and balance. Lots of good tannin grip and superbly acid balanced. A very classic “sun grown” Cabernet. Impressive palate focus and authority with rich fine polished structure.