Daily Wine 7/2/2017

La Sirena 04
An opulent and lush wine at its release that ages beautifully, too. A combination of complexity, elegance, and purity of fruit.

Daily Wine 7/2/17:

La Sirena – Cabernet Sauvignon – Napa Valley – 2004

  • This is a blend of typically about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and the remainder of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.
  • Aging takes place in 100% French Oak barrels (30% new) for about 18 months.
  • The fruit comes from Calistoga and St. Helena in Napa Valley of California.
  • La Sirena was created in 1994 by Heidi Barrett, one of the leading winemakers in the history of Napa Valley and the world. Since 1996, this Cabernet consistently maintains excellence.
  • Heidi gained such acclaim by making the wine for Screaming Eagle when it became the first wine of Napa Valley to cost over $1,000 upon release.
  • Five 100-point scores within a span of a few years launched her into international fame.
  • A 6-liter bottle of her 1992 Screaming Eagle sold for $500,000 at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000.
  • She also created the acclaim for Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Paradigm, and many others.
  • Her husband, Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, started Barrett & Barrett in 2010.
  • Today, Heidi maintains Paradigm, Lamborn, Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, Fantesca, Kenzo, La Sirena, and Barrett & Barrett.
  • Pair this with beef, lamb, and wagyu.
Calistoga, Napa Valley, California

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