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Producer: Barton Family Wines, Article: Central Coast: The 2017s and 2018s

6 Wines Found
VintageWineColorRatingPriceReviews
2018 Barton Family Wines Counoise Hot Blooded

Brought up all in neutral barrels, the light ruby-colored 2018 Counoise Hot Blooded smells like a big bowl of strawberry with just a touch of violets aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured, and light on its feet, it's one of those incredibly delicious, quaffable reds that will be the first to be empty on the dinner table. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

  $60 1

Brought up all in neutral barrels, the light ruby-colored 2018 Counoise Hot Blooded smells like a big bowl of strawberry with just a touch of violets aromas and flavors. Medium-bodied, supple, nicely textured, and light on its feet, it's one of those incredibly delicious, quaffable reds that will be the first to be empty on the dinner table. Drink it over the coming 3-4 years.

2018 Barton Family Wines Holiday

Coming from the Willow Creek district of Paso Robles and brought up in neutral oak, the 2018 Holiday (100% Clairette) offers an exotic, tropical bouquet that shows more spice and hints of brioche with time in the glass. Clean, beautifully balanced, with good acidity as well as plenty of fruit, it's a terrific white that will keep for at least 4-6 years.

  $32 1

Coming from the Willow Creek district of Paso Robles and brought up in neutral oak, the 2018 Holiday (100% Clairette) offers an exotic, tropical bouquet that shows more spice and hints of brioche with time in the glass. Clean, beautifully balanced, with good acidity as well as plenty of fruit, it's a terrific white that will keep for at least 4-6 years.

2018 Barton Family Wines Picpoul Blanc Tiny Dancer

Crushed citrus, lemon, and some salty notes all emerge from the 2018 Tiny Dancer and it's nicely textured, with bright acidity and a clean finish. It will be a fabulous aperitif. This is 100% Picpoul Blanc brought up in a mix of neutral French oak and stainless steel.

  $32 1

Crushed citrus, lemon, and some salty notes all emerge from the 2018 Tiny Dancer and it's nicely textured, with bright acidity and a clean finish. It will be a fabulous aperitif. This is 100% Picpoul Blanc brought up in a mix of neutral French oak and stainless steel.

2017 Barton Family Wines Cabernet Sauvignon The Dance

Sourced from Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, aged 20 months in new barrels, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Dance reveals a vivid purple color as well as classic notes of cassis, blackcurrants, toasted spice, lead pencil, and green tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and elegant, it stays tight and compact on the palate yet has good concentration, ripe tannins, and solid length. Give it another year or three and it’s going to keep for over a decade.

  $67 1

Sourced from Cabernet Sauvignon vines planted in the Willow Creek District of Paso Robles, aged 20 months in new barrels, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Dance reveals a vivid purple color as well as classic notes of cassis, blackcurrants, toasted spice, lead pencil, and green tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, concentrated, and elegant, it stays tight and compact on the palate yet has good concentration, ripe tannins, and solid length. Give it another year or three and it’s going to keep for over a decade.

2017 Barton Family Wines Syrah Paradise City

Coming from the Adelaide District of Paso Robles, the 2017 Syrah Paradise City is all Syrah that spent 18 months in new barrels. Crème de cassis, toasted spice, classy oak, and peppery herb notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's beautiful on the palate, with good acidity and freshness, plenty of smoky, meaty Syrah character, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's a class act.

  $60 1

Coming from the Adelaide District of Paso Robles, the 2017 Syrah Paradise City is all Syrah that spent 18 months in new barrels. Crème de cassis, toasted spice, classy oak, and peppery herb notes all dominate the bouquet, and it's beautiful on the palate, with good acidity and freshness, plenty of smoky, meaty Syrah character, integrated acidity, and a great finish. It's a class act.

2017 Barton Family Wines Grenache Mr. Jones

Coming from the cooler Edna Valley and all Grenache aged in two-thirds new French oak, the 2017 Grenache Mr. Jones reveals a medium ruby/plum color as well as notes of bright cherries, mulberries, sappy flowers, and peppery herbs aromas and flavors. It's pure, nicely balanced, medium-bodied, has subtle background oak, and will benefit from a year or three of bottle age. It's a pretty, elegant effort that should last for over a decade.

  $60 1

Coming from the cooler Edna Valley and all Grenache aged in two-thirds new French oak, the 2017 Grenache Mr. Jones reveals a medium ruby/plum color as well as notes of bright cherries, mulberries, sappy flowers, and peppery herbs aromas and flavors. It's pure, nicely balanced, medium-bodied, has subtle background oak, and will benefit from a year or three of bottle age. It's a pretty, elegant effort that should last for over a decade.