La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96]

La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
(Napa Valley, California) - [JD 96]

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:

The 2016 Cab is ripe and concentrated, darkly colored and very aromatic in the glass. Immediate notes of blackberry pie, plum, and black cherry are rounded out with 5 spice, cedar, and an accent of toasty French oak. Big flavors meld with a plush, velvety texture on the palate - tannins are velvety and integrated, providing the structure to make this wine cellar-worthy for many years to come. A strong initial burst of flavor followed by a round mid-palate, culminating in a long finish - it’s a complete wine that leaves a lasting impression. A gorgeous, classic expression of Napa Valley Cabernet - powerful and well-balanced.

Harvest Dates:
Sept 9, 14, 26, 29 2016
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 3% Cab Franc
Some Chemistry:
15.3% alc., T.A. 6.0, pH 3.67
100% French oak barrels. 45% new, 22 months, variety of coopers and barrel ages
Bottling date:
June 25, 2018 Release date: Oct 4, 2019
400cs, and 90 etched magnums, gold leafed and signed.

Ratings & Reviews

96 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"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)