- Producer: Barrett & Barrett - read about the Estate
- Winemakers: Heidi Barrett & Bo Barrett
- Region (AVA): Napa (Calistoga)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 300 cases
- Winery location: Calistoga
- Owners: Heidi Barrett & Bo Barrett
- First vintage: 2008
- Drinking window: 2020-2040
About The Wine:
Heidi and Bo hand select small sections of the very best grapes from their Calistoga vineyards, vine by vine. With 20 years of experience growing Cab at this vineyard, they know the most unique and special areas, which have the lowest yields, tiny berries & stressed vines to create the super-selected wine they desire. The winemaking in the vineyard comes down to their personal selection of each vine and is carried through to impeccable detail in the winemaking.
2016 was the end of the drought that occurred from 2012-2015. Much-needed winter and spring rains helped to alleviate some of the drought's effects on the vineyards and replenish some of the groundwater. During 2016's growing season, there were pleasant, temperate warm days and cool nights, a nice normal crop with great flavors already present. 2016 was basically a "textbook" harvest for creating the ripe, balanced wines Napa Valley is known for.
Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
“Heidi and Bo Barrett’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. It offers a compelling interplay of Calistoga richness and the natural energy of the vintage. Sweet dark cherry, plum, spice, cedar, tobacco, licorice, mocha and gravel infuse the 2016 with so much character. The 2016 is deep, but not at all heavy."
97 points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous, Jan. 2021)
“The deeply-hued 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon has a great nose of ripe black fruits, damp earth, iron, vanilla, and unsmoked tobacco. It's brilliantly textured, full-bodied, shows the awesome purity of fruit that’s common in the vintage, and has terrific tannins. This ripe yet sexy and classic Napa Valley Cabernet can be drunk today or cellared for two decades or more."
96+ points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)