La Sirena "Art Bus" Red 2014
(Napa Valley, California) - [VM 93]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Our unique red blend of estate Syrah, estate Cab, and Cab Franc, dedicated to artists everywhere. This is our fourth vintage of Art Bus (following 2008, 2009, and 2012) and we hope you enjoy this creative blend of some of Heidi’s favorite varietals under one of our more whimsical, playful labels.and A portion of the proceeds from Art Bus benefit the charity Heifer International.

Tasting Notes: 
One of my favorite wines to make, Art Bus is a creative blend that shows off the delicious fruit we grow at our own Calistoga property (Cab Sauv and Syrah). We don’t make it every year, but were able to produce its fourth iteration in the bountiful 2014 vintage. It shows a dense, dark ruby color with deep aromas of ripe fruit, black plums, dark cherry, and cedar, with sweet toasty French oak notes. On the palate, it’s very mouth-coating and rich, with explosive flavors. I love the silky yet powerful impact and chewy texture of this wine – it definitely has a wow factor! A big wine that will age nicely, with serious structure and perfect balance – already impressive and enjoyable upon release.

Technical Data

Harvest Date: September 10 & 22, 2014
Blend is 80% Syrah, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc from our estate Barrett Vineyards
Some Chemistry: 14.7% alc. T.A. 0.58, pH 3.88
100% French oak barrels: 40% new, 22 months in barrel, variety of coopers
Bottling date: June 26, 2016
Release date: September 14, 2018
Production: 270 cases

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Art Bus, a Syrah/Cabernet blend, is another super-expressive wine from Heidi Barrett. Mocha, spice and floral notes add an attractive upper register to a core of pliant dark red plum fruit. Exquisitely layered and harmonious, the 2014 is absolutely irresistible today. It should drink well for another decade or so." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2018)