We produce a handcrafted Bordeaux style wine blending Cab Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab franc and Petit Verdot. We grow these Bordeaux varietals in our vineyard for our wine blend. This is an old world approach to wine making allowing the wine to reflect the changes that occur naturally in nature. Each year, while our wine style remains the same, you will be able to discern subtle nuances that are the result of farming and weather variations.

The soil, alluvial with rocks, and a climate of warm days and cool nights, produce an elegant Cabernet Sauvignon with pronounced fruit character, gentle but well-structured tannins and a silky texture. Our wine goes into the bottle with the kind of balance and structured tannins that make it drinkable on release, and for many years as it gracefully ages.


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon
Barn Burner 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barn Burner 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics

Varietal Composition:
- 82% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 8% Cabernet Franc
- 8% Merlot
- 2% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 22 months.
Bottled:
September 22, 2010
Cases Produced:
260 cases
TA:
.57 - pH: 3.70 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2011

Winemaker Notes:
The 2008 Barn Burner is a beautiful, well-constructed and integrated wine. As one enjoys the sophisticated loveliness of this wine, certain characters begin to emerge, like actors in a well-crafted play. In the nose, the intense fruit of blackberry, nectarine, spiced pear and mangosteen are joined by meaty wood in the form of cedar, cherry and oak. But, let’s not forget the arrival of sweet honey and vanilla spiced with the characteristic Balinese Long Pepper that this vineyard never fails to display. In the creamy, velvety palate we add some intensely dark chocolate, a little lingonberry, black current, black cherry and a touch of white birch.

 

This mouth-filling wine is the party of the year, and one that will be a fabulous annual event for years to come. - Tracy Wood Anderson

 

A “blast” of absolutely wonderful complex aroma with a “hint of rose petal.” Powerful, muscular with a long and expansive finish. - Kathy & Jack Paulus


Barn Burner 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barn Burner 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics


Varietal Composition:

- 83% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 7% Cabernet Franc
- 7% Merlot
- 3% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging: 60 gallon French Oak barrels for 19 months.
Bottled: August 2009
Cases Produced: 298 cases
TA: .68 - pH: 3.65 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date: Fall 2010

Winemaker Notes:
The exuberant fruit in this 2007 Barn Burner positively bursts onto the palate. This is not the one-dimensional fruit of a simple wine; it is more like the complex creations of a master chef. Think roasted figs with prosciutto and a sweet balsamic glaze, caramelized bananas with brown sugar and walnuts, wine poached peaches and fresh raspberries bathed in Cassis with toasted almonds. All this beautifully extracted fruit is balanced by herbs and spices such as summer savory, tarragon, anise and black pepper. Although smooth and more than drinkable now, just under the surface are the acid and tannins to take it through a good many years to come. - Tracy W. Anderson

Experiencing this wine is like walking through a farmers market, tasting each fruit at its peak. - Martin Bloom


Barn Burner 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barn Burner 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics
Varietal Composition:
- 86.4% Cabernet Sauvignon  
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 6% Merlot
- 1.6% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging: 60 gallon French Oak barrels for 19 months. 
Bottled: July 2008
Cases Produced: 288 cases
TA: .64 - pH: 3.71 - Alc: 14.2%
Release Date: Fall 2009

Winemaker Notes:
From Tom and Lauren Scott's lovingly tended vineyard winemaker Bill Ballentine has produced a wine with complex aromas of boysenberry, vanilla and plum with hints of cedar, basil and, surprisingly enough, maple syrup. The exceedingly long palate is full with flavors of plum, cherry and blueberry with flowery accents of jasmine, elderflower and gardenia underscored by a bittersweet chocolate and again, maple syrup character. It is meaty, yet elegant with good soft tannins and a luscious, long finish. While exceptionally delicious now, it will be even better with age. - Tracy W. Anderson

Experiencing this wine is like walking through a farmers market, tasting each fruit at its peak. - Martin Bloom

The first impression is a beautiful Cabernet color along with a fresh, deep aroma. This wine like its predecessors is a wine you love to smell. You smell the earth... the soil. - Jack & Kathy Paulus


Barn Burner 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barn Burner 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics
Varietal Composition:
- 88% Cabernet Sauvignon  
- 4% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Merlot
- 5% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging: 60 gallon French Oak barrels for 18 months. 
Bottled: July 2007
Cases Produced: 298 cases
TA: .59 - pH: 3.74 - Alc: 14.2%
Release Date: Fall 2008

Winemaker Notes:
The 2005 Barn Burner opens in the glass with intense aromas of black cherry, currant, anise and mint with a hint of fine tobacco. The palate is concentrated, but not overripe with beautiful weight and mouth feel. A strong vineyard character has developed into complex flavors of plum, cassis, black cherry and a whisper of Balinese long pepper layered with the almost meaty quality and terroir this vineyard is becoming known for. The maturity of these vines is showing through now as each vintage improves upon the last; the care in the vineyard and cellar creating a consistent wine of the highest quality that is exceedingly enjoyable now, but will only improve upon aging.


Barn Burner 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon

The 2004 Barn Burner is a plush wine of many concentrated layers. This big deep wine opens with characteristic hints of anise, black licorice and tarragon moving on to ripe black cherry, blackberry and dark plums. The incredibly long finish brings you to the meaty, smoky aspects of bacon, black pepper, herbs de Provence and the terroir comes through with just a hint of tobacco and earthy wild mushrooms. This complex wine is ripe, but not overdone, creamy with approachable tannins to enjoy today, but a good acid balance to carry it through for years and years.

Barn Burner 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics
Varietal Composition:
- 87% Cabernet Sauvignon  
- 8% Cabernet Franc
- 2% Merlot
- 3% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging: 60 gallon French Oak barrels for 18 months. 
Bottled: August 2006
Cases Produced: 173 cases
TA: .62 - pH: 3.72 - Alc: 14.2%
Release Date: October 6, 2007

Winemaker Notes:
The color is deep dark intense ruby red. The nose is ripe berries, black fruit, black licorice, currant with a touch of eucalyptus and cherries. Full in the mouth with ripe berries, licorice, velvet sweet oak, black coffee and ginger; jammy and full. The wine has a strong and well-balanced structure, with balanced tannins. The finish is long, with a lingering touch of sweet oak. Will cellar well, but is very drinkable now.


Barn Burner 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon

Barn Burner 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Statistics

Varietal Composition:
- 90% Cabernet Sauvignon  
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Merlot
- 1% Petit Verdot
Vineyard: Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging: 60 gallon French Oak barrels for 26 months. 
Bottled: January 2006
Cases Produced: 157 cases in 12x750 ml format
TA: .60 - pH: 3.68 - Alc: 14.2%
Release Date: Fall 2006

Winemaker Notes:
The color is dark and rich. The nose is big and smoky with big bold jammy blackberry characteristics as soon as you take a sip. Fruit-forward, layers of chocolate, licorice and berry linger on your palate. The finish is full, velvety smooth, has good structure, layers of ripe berries with a hint of sweet oak. Ready to drink now and will cellar well.