Not fake news here , you read it right – Pirates have invaded the Napa Valley. Although only a small section of Napa was captured, I am happy to report that Heidi Barrett fought them and was able to fight off the savage invaders. But it was here that she created the idea of making a “Pirate” style wine, or in English “out-of-the-box”…
Heidi Barrett does not need any intro, but for those who do not know her – she is “Lady” Napa Valley, even better the “Queen” of the Valley! Heidi just released two new wines from her La Sirena portfolio; 2016 Pirate (her multi varietal Cabernet based blend) and a stunning (bone dry) 2019 Moscato Azul (a wine for ABC fans – “Anything But Chardonnay” lovers).
The true treasure of the seven seas – Pirate TreasuRed. A hearty blend of seven varieties with full ripeness and big flavors from the stellar 2016 weather. The aromatics show layers of fruit; berry, cherry, plum, black raspberry, and pomegranate with smoky, spicy, meaty tones as well, complemented by sweet caramel, vanilla, toasty French oak. It’s a mouth coating yet silky structural wine with flavors that mirror the aromas. This is a big lush red that’s fun and delicious while also being quite versatile and age worthy to boot. Drink up all ye pirates!
La Sirena 2016 Pirate TreasurRed, Napa Valley
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The 2016 Pirate offers up a deep black-ruby colored wine with intense aromatics of sweet ripe fruit layered with toasty vanilla nuances, and hints of caramel. Layers of flavor coat the palate with broad appeal, wonderful cherry texture and seamless tannins. Bold, intense fruit flavors of dense blue and black berries are laced with a touch of chocolate and spice, and a whiff of vanilla. These flavors persist a long time in a lengthy and powerful finish. A great example of the magic of Heidi Barrett’s art of blending!
Suggested pairings: BBQ ribs, pulled pork, jerk chicken, wood-fired pizza, hearty red sauce, brisket, gourmet burgers, chorizo/spicy sausage, and many others – quite a versatile wine.
Heidi Barrrett’s Notes: “The 10th anniversary vintage of our fan favorite red blend! The 2016 Pirate delivers a deep ruby colored wine with lush, ripe aromas of black and red fruit like plum and berry, accompanied by notes of fine leather, toast and spice. A complex blend with lots of interesting layers playing off of each other. Flavors persist as does the texture of the wine. Extracted and big but not heavy, with moderate silky structural tannins and a round, well-balanced finish that lingers. A versatile wine that, above all else, is fun to drink! 2016 marks our 10th release of this blend – a picture-perfect vintage known for producing classic expressions of Napa Valley wines.”
Make sure to check out Heidi’s other excellent new release:
LA SIRENA 2019 MOSCATO AZUL, NAPA VALLEY (BONE DRY)
LA SIRENA 2016 MALBEC, KNIGHT’S VALLEY
LA SIRENA 2016 CHARDONNAY, RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY
LA SIRENA 2017 CABERNET SAUVIGNON, NAPA VALLEY
VIN PERDU 2018 PROPRIETARY RED, NAPA VALLEY
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