Our third vintage of rosé is available now! The 2018 Rosato is made from Primitivo grapes sourced from Amador county in the foothills of California (same vineyard as the previous two vintages). The color is pale salmon pink, with beautiful aromatics of freshly cut strawberries, rose petals and ripe white nectarine. Bright, clean crisp fruit flavors across the palate mirror the aromas, with bright acidity and a mouthwatering finish that leaves you wanting another sip. A fun, unusual varietal rosé that’s very easy to love. Enjoy!
A hearty blend of 7 different red varietals. The powerful 2015 vintage delivers a deep garnet colored wine with incredibly concentrated ripe aromatics of black fruits, leather and spice. Layers of fruit and oak are enticing on the palate and lead into a big, mouth-coating & dense wine that still maintains excellent balance among all elements. A blockbuster of a blend with well-rounded and complex flavors, richness and a long lingering finish. Flavors persist as does the texture of the wine. Extracted but not heavy, with moderate silky structural tannins. Really delicious – an impressive new installment in our Pirate saga!
A new vintage of our flagship wine – open and expressive, with velvety and explosive flavors across the palate. Blackberry-like ripe Cab flavors with amazing silky textural tannins and a persistent long finish.
As we forge ahead with harvest 2018, we are excited to unveil a gorgeous new release: our flagship 2015 La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon. Heidi says, “I love working with Cabernet Sauvignon because it is Napa Valley’s most sought-after & highly regarded varietal, and the most challenging to excel at consistently. It always gives me a sense of accomplishment when it turns out to be delicious. Plus, I like that all that work can last for many years in the cellar and continue to be enjoyed over time. My La Sirena Cab reflects my devotion to balance, elegance, winemaking tradition and classic varietal styling.”
2015 as a vintage was marked as the most intense year of the multi-year drought (following 2012, 2013, and 2014) and the year in which the effects of the drought were most deeply felt. This resulted in extremely low yields and lower production quantities, but the wines that were produced were extremely concentrated and flavorful.
Tasting Notes: Tasted 10/17/18 by HPB
This gorgeous 2015 Cab is dense and concentrated, starting with very dark ruby color in the glass. Aromas are Napa Valley at its best – layers of ripe berries, cherries, red currants, and toasty refined French oak accents. Open and expressive, with velvety and explosive flavors across the palate. Blackberry-like ripe Cab flavors with amazing silky textural tannins and a persistent long finish. Power packed concentration from this low production vintage. Already delicious upon release, and will surely be an appealing wine for collectors – its powerful structure and rich flavors ensure this wine will be a favorite for years to come.
Our first-ever La Sirena Chardonnay! Crisp & Burgundian in style – flavors are bright and clean across the palate with green apple, lemon and pomelo-like fruit character. Lower alcohol (13.2) and crisp acidity make for a delightful fresh old-vine Chardonnay of pure character.
Many of our fans have expressed interest in this over the years and we’re ecstatic to finally make this tiny quantity (170 cases) available to you. So far it is only planned as a one-off vintage (we were not able to procure the same fruit source again since then) so don’t miss out on this rare bottling of Napa Valley’s most popular white varietal!
Tasting Notes: 2016 Chardonnay (tasted 8/17/17 by HPB)
The first release of a very special Chardonnay from the original planting of the Rued clone. These vines were planted in 1969 and are magnificent, with large gnarly trunks and arms. The wine they produce is quite refined, golden light straw in color with aromas of apples, pears, lemon, and floral honeysuckle notes. The clone is known for its somewhat tropical aromatics – some even refer to it as the Muscat clone of Chardonnay. This one just hints at pineapple with a kiss of delicate French oak. Flavors are bright and clean across the palate with green apple, lemon and pomelo-like fruit character. Lower alcohol (13.2) and crisp acidity make for a delightful fresh old-vine Chardonnay of pure character.
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: 2014 Art Bus (tasted 9/11/18 by HPB)
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.
The first-ever wine collaboration between La Sirena winemaker/owner Heidi Barrett and her two daughters, winemaker Chelsea Barrett, and sales/marketing director Remi Barrett.
Aviatrix Grenache is dedicated to the intrepid women throughout the history of aviation, who surpass society’s expectations and limitations to soar to new heights. We hope you enjoy this mother-daughter collaboration as much as we enjoyed making it!
Tasting Notes: 2016 Aviatrix Grenache (tasted 5/31/18 by HPB)
This lovely wine is medium garnet in color with aromas of all spice, plum, rainier cherry, and rose. Beautiful purity of aromatics and flavors. Across the palate it is soft, lush, juicy and quite tasty. Very light tannins add structure and nice texture to the mid palate. Flavors are expressive for Grenache, cherry and plum but with layers and complexity, very rhone-like in profile. Medium body and ready to enjoy now. A delicious expression of Grenache!
Now available: a new vintage of our fan-favorite La Sirena Moscato Azul (dry Muscat Canelli). In its signature blue bottle, this refreshing white wine is perfect for enjoying during the warmer months.
The only white wine from La Sirena, this Moscato is an unusual, delicious dry (not sweet) expression of Muscat Canelli. In its signature blue bottle, Moscato Azul has become a fan favorite for its drinkability, perfumey aroma, crisp acidity, and ability to pair well with many different dishes. It’s especially perfect during the spring and summer time on warm days.
“A wine that Heidi Barrett does better than just about anyone else… unbelievably fun” – Robert Parker
91+ points, Editor’s Choice, Wine Enthusiast, 2015
100% Muscat Canelli from Lake County & Napa Valley.
400 cases produced
No oak treatment, all stainless steel
Typically around 13% alcohol, 0.5% residual sugar
Our third vintage of La Sirena Malbec is available now! Made using Malbec from the Knights Valley AVA, our Malbec is quickly becoming a new favorite for its silky richness of dark fruit flavor and Cabernet-like profile. [Read more…]
Our special Calistoga appellation Rhone-style blend. Based on our mineral-driven, steep hillside estate-grown Barrett Vineyard Syrah, it melds an old-world sensibility with the power of Napa Valley fruit. Rich, velvety, earthy, and ripe, Le Barrettage has already won many fans with its unique character and beautiful flavor profile, and compliments a wide variety of cuisines.
Tasting Notes: 2013 “Le Barrettage” (tasted 2/28/18 by HPB)
Impressively dark in the glass, almost black ruby or blackberry in color. Deep aromas of fully ripe fruit, classic Syrah aromas of smoked meat, bacon, both red and black plums, pomegranate juice, mineral earth, and a hint of white pepper. A silk bomb across the palate (it’s a “wow”). Cashmere comes to mind. Flavors are layered and delicious with a seamless long finish. This is a thing of beauty for Rhone style wine lovers and a phenomenal vintage in the Napa Valley. A blend of two different Syrah blocks, Grenache for liveliness, and a tiny splash of Petite Sirah for added power. This delicious proprietary “Rhone style” blend from La Sirena was given an additional year in bottle before release because honestly, it just keeps getting better!
Our second vintage of rosé, 2017 La Sirena Rosato is available now! 100% Primitivo from Amador County. Clean, delicate floral aromas and fresh, fruity components of strawberry and cranberry. [Read more…]