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 winemaking 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

Varietal Composition:
- 81% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 10% Merlot
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ West Block
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 19 months.
Bottled:
June 2016
Cases Produced:
269 cases
TA:
.62 - pH: 3.69 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2017

Tasting Notes:
Tom Scott Vineyard has grown yet another gorgeous wine. The 2014 Barn Burner is an elegant, plushy mouthful of rich plum, mixed berries and black cherries. In the nose, you will find Barn Burner's signature Balinese Long Pepper accompanied by dark chocolate, coffee, a touch of citrus and cured black olives, The full palate of black fruit with a hint of licorice and cedar brings to mind a charcuterie plate garnished with rose petals and violets, ending with a dessert of blueberry tart accompanied by coffee and chocolate truffles. 

The partnership of winemaker Bill Ballentine and Tom Scott Vineyard is a match made in heaven that has been bottled for us all to savor. - Tracy Wood Anderson


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon

Varietal Composition:
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 11% Merlot
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 18 months.
Bottled:
June 2015
Cases Produced:
329 cases
TA:
.58 - pH: 3.74 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2016

Tasting Notes:
The 2013 Barn Burner is a wine of such balance and poise that it makes one feel quite elegant just sipping it. While it has very pretty aromas of fresh plum, blackberry and cherry with a touch of anise and thyme, there is a backbone of briar, black pepper and graphite to support the beauty. As always with this lovingly cared for a vineyard, the aromas follow through into the palate and continue to give even more. The long finish of the 2013 builds to a crescendo of fresh black fruit join by hints of Nicoise olives, Coppa and coffee with a whisper of clothes and sandalwood.

This is a serious wine for sophisticated people who know the value of art and beauty, but have not lost their capacity for whimsy. - Tracy Wood Anderson


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon

Varietal Composition:
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 9% Merlot
- 8% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 19 months.
Bottled:
July 2014
Cases Produced:
307 cases
TA:
.61 - pH: 3.68 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2015

Tasting Notes:
The 2012 Barn Burner is not shy; it is a spirited wine-like a fine thoroughbred wanting to show off. The nose is so full of bright fruit, it draws you in for more, and more there is. Ripe red cherries and plums play with cigarbox aroma and a hint of graphite. There is a stone fruit character, almost peachy that is spiced with - you guessed it… Balinese Long Pepper - a unique aroma found in this vineyard year after year.

The palate of this extremely well balanced wine fulfills the promise of the nose, but goes even further. The red cherries ripen to black cherry and plum. The cedar of the cigarbox mingles with Madagascar dark chocolate and, call me crazy, but the anise/ licorice flavor classic to a wine such as this, are a dead ringer for the Peychaud's Bitters.

Yes, the 2012 Barn Burner is more than ready to enjoy now, but it is not so showy and large that one worries for the future. The tannins are there to support the promise of great things to come.


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon

Varietal Composition:
- 83% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 7% Merlot
- 7% Cabernet Franc
- 3% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 18 months.
Bottled:
Fall 2014
Cases Produced:
307 cases
TA:
.62 - pH: 3.68 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2014

Tasting Notes:
We took one sip of the 2011 Barn Burner and our first thought was of Caravagio's painting of an adolescent Bacchus. The opulence! The strength! The passion!

This is a full wine in both the nose and the palate. Aromas of bramble berry, chocolate and creamy vanilla sit beside the meatiness of Bresaola and Speck. On the palate, the 2011 is a mouth-filling platter of fruit and meat. Black cherries, figs and ripe red plums are seasoned with pink peppercorns, fennel and fenugreek. Charcuterie and del gris complement the dark chocolate earthiness in this round and complete wine. Truly, a work of art. - Tracy Wood Anderson


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon

Varietal Composition:
- 83% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 9% Merlot
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 2% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 20 months.
Bottled:
Fall 2012
Cases Produced:
260 cases
TA:
.58 - pH: 3.71 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2013

Tasting Notes:
A new vintage from this lovingly tended vineyard is presented with pride from both wine grower and winemaker. Those familiar with these special vines will recognize their characteristic deep and complex fruit in both the nose and palate but the 2010 vintage is particularly fruit driven with an incredible oak balance.

The aroma entices us with black cherry, licorice, plum, graphite and vanilla oak. But, wait for it, here comes the unique Barn Burner floral Balinese long pepper, fig and prosciutto with a little tapenade.

The palate beckons us with buttery blackberry pie, a spicy whiff of pipe tobacco and once again, meaty prosciutto joins us wrapped around black cherries stuffed with coffee beans.

2010 Barn Burner with its extreme fruit, stellar oak management and strong tannins will be more than worthy for your seller. - Tracy Wood Anderson


Tom Scott Vineyard Barnburner Cabarnet Sauvignon

Varietal Composition:
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon
- 10% Merlot
- 6% Cabernet Franc
- 4% Petit Verdot

Vineyard:
Tom Scott Vineyard/ 100% Yountville Appellation
Barrel Aging:
60 gallon French Oak barrels for 22 months.
Bottled:
Fall 2011
Cases Produced:
260 cases
TA:
.57 - pH: 3.70 - Alc. 14.2%
Release Date:
Fall 2012

Tasting Notes:
The 2009 Barn Burner is a beautiful illustration of how this unique vineyard has come into its power. It has all the classic aromas you would expect to find in a Bordeaux style wine - the deep black cherry, the macerated berries, cigar tobacco and a touch of graphite, but there is so much more. Along with the black fruit and earth, the almost overwhelming headiness of an old fashioned rose dances with the rich meatiness of a fine prosciutto.

The palate fulfills the promise of the nose with concentrated fruit balanced by earthy tannins. There is almost a surplus of fruit, but it cannot overpower the hints of smoky wood, cocoa, and spice (bay leaf, clove and anise). A touch of fresh green fig is apparent in the smooth tannins that portend a wine that has the guts to age well - if you have the patience and self-control to save a few bottles. This is a very powerful wine indeed - a young buck showing great promise. We can hardly wait to see how it matures. - Tracy Wood Anderson

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