Barrett & Barrett Wine

Barrett and Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

2019 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.

The 2019 vintage was a temperate year with excellent growing conditions, similar to the previous vintage, 2018. So nice to have 2 ideal growing seasons back to back, with some incredible wines to show for it! We had late spring rain that resulted in large, healthy canopies, and steady growing weather all summer without any major heat or cooling anomalies. This resulted in good crop yields with great color and flavors and supple, seamless tannins. The 2019 vintage is remembered fondly and expected to deliver top-quality expressions of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in both the near and long-term.

2019 Barrett & Barrett Cabernet Sauvignon (tasted 11/6/22 by Heidi & Bo Barrett)
The wine is a very dark inky blackberry color, with ripe aromatics of lush berries, elegant dried cherry, currants, black tea, graphite, and a kiss of sweet French Oak. Across the palate, it’s impressively seamless and explosive with pure flavors that mirror the aromas. Gorgeous balance with chewy, integrated tannins and a lengthy evolving finish. It surely will be an excellent wine for cellar aging, though it is also delicious and approachable now. A beautiful example of the highly lauded 2019 vintage that will bring pleasure for many years to come!

From The Wine Independent:
99 points - "Deep garnet-purple in color, it prances out with exuberant notes of wild blueberries, redcurrant jelly, and warm cassis plus suggestions of garrigue, violets, and mossy tree bark with a touch of cardamom. The medium to full-bodied palate delivers tightly wound, electric black and red berry layers with a solid backbone of exquisitely ripe, fine-grained tannins and compelling tension, finishing long and fragrant." - Lisa Perotti-Brown

Vertical Collection 2008-2019
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