($125) Bright medium ruby. Crushed berries and rocky minerality on the nose, plus a hint of dark berry syrup. Densely packed, chewy and sweet, with the concentrated mid-palate flavor and baby fat to support the wine's rather serious tannic structure. Just a tad gritty now, with a chocolatey sweetness dominating the back end, but should show more definition with several years of bottle aging.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2010
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95
A fabulous effort, and perhaps BarnettƒA?A?s best wine in twenty years, the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Rattlesnake Hill possesses an inky/blue/purple color as well as an exquisite nose of crushed rocks, acacia flowers, blue, red, and black fruits, full-bodied power, a layered, multidimensional personality, and serious concentration and length. This classic Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon should age effortlessly for 30+ years. Bravo!
Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 92
Rich and generous, with firm, ripe, concentrated currant, wild berry and black cherry fruit that's focused, deep and persistent, ending with a long, lingering finish. Best from 2011 through 2018. 565 cases made.