La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017 (Napa Valley, California)

La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
(Napa Valley, California)

Regular price $250.00 Sale price $174.97 Save $75.03

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About the Winemaker:
Heidi Peterson Barrett is one of the world’s most renowned and respected winemakers. Since the 1980s, she has created some of the Napa Valley’s most famous wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Paradigm, and many others. She started her own brand, La Sirena, in 1994, and began her collaboration brand, Barrett & Barrett, with her husband, Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, in 2010.

Today, Heidi maintains a stable of ultra-premium client wineries, including Paradigm, Lamborn, Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, Fantesca, and Kenzo, as well as her own brands La Sirena and Barrett & Barrett. She and Bo live among their vineyards in Calistoga. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, flying her helicopter, making art, and gardening.

Notes from the Winemaker:

We were extremely lucky to harvest this fruit before the fires of 2017, so we were able to produce a wine of pure character with zero smoke damage. The 2017 La Sirena Cab is very dark blackberry in color, with the ripe, layered aromatics of Cab Sauv and a lifted note from the addition of Cab Franc. Across the palate the wine is vibrant, balanced, and explosive with flavor. Soft and silky in texture, yet has a powerful structure and expression of fruit. Flavors are black fruit-driven with dark cherry and berry notes dominating, layered with sweet toasty French oak as a complement. Ageworthy yet approachable as of this tasting. Tannins are pretty mild in this vintage, not needing much time in the bottle at all. A great example of classic Napa Cab - purely delicious!

Harvest Dates: Sept 5, 19 & Oct 3, 2017
Blend: 98% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cab Franc
Some Chemistry: 15.2% alc., T.A. 5.9, pH 3.82
100% French oak barrels. 44% new, 22 months, variety of coopers and barrel ages
Bottling date: June 24, 2019 Release date: Oct, 2020
Production: 300cs, and 90 etched magnums, gold leafed and signed.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck (2016 Vintage):
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is another beautiful wine from this team, which is headed up by winemaker Heidi Barrett. A sweet nose of blueberries, jammy blackberries, chocolate, spring flowers, and hints of lead pencil all define the bouquet, and this beauty is pure finesse and elegance on the palate. Deep, full-bodied, and flawlessly balanced, it's a stunning Napa Cabernet Sauvignon that does everything right. There are only 400 cases produced." (1/13/2020)