2007 La Sirena Syrah, Barrett Vineyards
The Barrett Vineyard Syrah comes from our own tiny little two-acre estate vineyard at the foot of Mount St. Helena. This is an extremely steep and rocky site, and produces incredibly layered, textural, and complex wine. Here are my tasting notes:
"The 2007 is a highly touted vintage for good reason. It is fully ripe and concentrated. The wine has very deep ruby red color with aromas of ripe black plums, pomegranate, mineral, spice, and pepper. More Cab-like than past vintages. Flavors match the aromas but with textural chewy tannins in the mid-palate. This is quite a hearty big red that is begging for grilled meats, steak, venison, duck, spicy sausage, or rich pastas or lasagna. Flavors persist with lightly dusty tannins in the finish."
HPB- tasted 11/8/11