2010 Barrett and Barrett Cab Sauv 3pack
The grapes for the 2010 B&B were selected from the vineyards at our Calistoga property that were planted in 1989. By now, we’ve been through enough cool seasons to have high confidence in this vineyard’s proven performance in cool vintages. These very rocky volcanic soil vineyards on the southwest facing slopes of Mt. St. Helena in Calistoga are always some of the earliest Cabernet Sauvignon to ripen in the entire Napa Valley. Elsewhere, Napa saw such a cold summer that many growers resorted to stripping off all the leaves to get more sun on the fruit. Then, when the reliable Napa Valley late summer heat wave arrived, (as experience has shown it always does), their grapes got fried. Not ours though! Our grapes were appropriately covered, getting great color but no burn.