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 2018 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 from grapes grown on our dry-farmed vineyard, the 2018 vintage of Barbour Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of gooey blackberry pie, sweet cocoa, black currant, and plum notes. These combine with dark cherry, black tea, nutmeg and brown earthy on the lush and bold palate. The tannins are typically Barbour and are chewy and present, yet approachable. Dark fruit flavors dominate the lengthy finish.”