Robert Parker 91 Pts. - Like many wines produced during the 2013 vintage at Barnett Vineyards this wine is an extremely dark purple wine. The wine varietal is wonderfully expressed with acai and mountain berries as well as black pepper and gravel minerality. The mouthfeel is round and lush, thanks in part to the 6% Merlot addition. The berry aromas continue on the palate along with some pomegranate, floral and dark chocolate flavors. The chalky tannins emerge slowly, with firm mountain acidity backing them up. The finish is long with more pomegranate lingering. This is a very fruit forward wine in its youth, but it will continue to develop beautifully over the next 7-9 years (2022-2024).