La Sirena Cabernet Sauvignon California Usa 2005
PLEASE NOTE: Actual price of this wine is $159 per bottle. �Limit 6 per member, please. Insider Scoop: La Sirena is the private label from famed winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett. Dubbed the "first lady of wine" by wine critic Robert Parker, Barrett�s client list includes three of the most highly sought after �cult� wines in America: Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, and Grace Family.� Tasting Notes: (6/17/2008 by HPB) �Yum! (A technical term) The 2005 Cab. Sauv. is an opulent dark cherry color. The nose is open and shows ripe fruit, rose petal, blackberry, and cassis. Layers of spice, tobacco, cedar, and hints of toasty French oak lead you to flavors that match the aromas. Wonderful purity. Very silky, yet flavorful, the wine simply flows across the palate. Amazing length, as I write these notes, I can still taste the wine minutes later. Delicious wine from a great vintage.�� General Comments: It is a beauty indeed. I have shifted the blend a bit so the wine is more reflective of the wines I used to make for Screaming Eagle. I added some Merlot to this blend (from our Amuse Bouche vineyard), a pinch of Cabernet Franc, and layered in several blocks of Cabernet Sauvignon, building the wine, adding depth and length, yet keeping that amazing purity of fruit that is so enticing and so sought after. A mere 457 cases were produced. The French Laundry got the first case! - winemaker/proprietor Heidi Barrett RECOMMENDED FOOD PAIRINGS: Smoked Duck or Chicken Roast Lamb with Pancetta, Sage and Rosemary Wild Mushroom Tart FUN FACTS: Heidi, who loves the ocean and especially scuba diving, also started making her own wine, La Sirena in 1994 with a tiny production. "I was looking for a name for my wine which would be as magical as I think wine is. La Sirena which means "the Mermaid" in Italian and Spanish is a way of representing two of my great passions".
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La Sirena is the personal project of Heidi Barrett, the well-known wine consultant who’s client list includes Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Vineyard 29, David Arthur, Showket, Rubicon and many more. All the wines at La Sirena are hand-made, small production lots made with great care with the highest quality in mind. This Cabernet Sauvignon is made from fruit grown from several exceptional vineyards in Napa. Aged in 100% French oak for 22 months. Robert Parker scored it 93 points and said “The beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon (a 457-case blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, and 2% Cabernet Franc) boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as attractive aromas of sweet creme de cassis, tobacco leaf, earth, and subtle barrique smells. Full-bodied with good acidity, sweet tannin, and a layered, rich, concentrated mouthfeel, it should drink nicely for 15 years.” Extremely Limited! not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.
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