Tasting Notes: The Barbour Estate Cabernet is amazingly opulent from start to finish. The wine’s aromas of black stone fruit, anise, mocha, and chocolate jump out of the glass on impact. This full-bodied wine is loaded with generously layered dark berry, plum, chocolate and exotic spices that tickle the lush concentrated palate. A MUST HAVE!!
Winery Notes: “Barbour Vineyard in St. Helena always seems to yield spectacular fruit with a very lifted, slightly perfumed flair to the purple boysenberry and blackberry notes. The 2017 Cabernet seems to emphasize those lifted, aromatic qualities even more intensely. In addition to the purple fruit, notes of plum, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet earth add complexity. The mouthfeel is full, fruit-forward and elegant, with approachable tannins and just enough grip to lend weight to the core. The finish echoes the aroma, with forward, juicy fruit notes.”
Celia Welch Notes: “Harvested by-hand on from grapes grown on our dry-farmed vineyard, the 2017 vintage of Barbour Cabernet is fully ripe, displaying purple and blue tones and deeper notes of mocha, black tea, and graphite. its full mouthfeel offers tannins that are present yet approachable, and the wine finishes with dark fruits dominating the mid and upper palate. cluster selection was exacting. the fruit was destemmed and optically sorted, then fermented on its skins for approximately three weeks prior to gently pressing. aged for 22 months in 65% new French oak, the wine has the density, structure, and breadth of palate for aging.”
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