Barrett & Barrett Wine

Barrett and Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon | Calistoga, Napa Valley

Barrett & Barrett is a handcrafted, small production Napa Valley wine that reflects our two complementary winemaking styles. Bo’s expertise is in single appellation wines that highlight distinct vineyards, while Heidi excels at creating perfectly balanced, layered Cabs with an elegant, artistic style.

We hand select small sections of the very best grapes from our Calistoga vineyards, vine by vine. With 20 years of experience growing Cab at this vineyard, we know the most unique and special areas, which have the lowest yields, tiny berries & stressed vines to create the super-selected wine we desire. Our winemaking in the vineyard comes down to our 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, we saw 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, and we look forward to sharing the result with you.

2016 Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon (tasted 11/10/19 by Heidi & Bo Barrett)
This Cabernet Sauvignon makes an immediate impression with a very dark black ruby color in the glass. A primary aroma of elegant black raspberry is accompanied by notes of plum, vanilla bean, wet stone, and subtle toasted spices. On the palate, wild blackberry pie comes to mind in this concentrated, beautifully ripe and structured Cab. A big wine with balance, complexity and textural, integrated tannins leading to a long, powerful and silky finish. Voluptuous and intriguing on release, it will surely age and develop for many years to come.

from Antonio Galloni:
97 points - "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."

from Jeb Dunnuck:
96+ points - "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."

Vertical Collection 2008-2019
Current Release: 2019
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
2013 Cabernet Sauvignon
2012 Cabernet Sauvignon
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon