2009 La Sirena "Le Barrettage"
The wine has a very deep ruby color with aromas of black plums, pomegranate, spice, and smoked duck. It is fully ripe and concentrated. The flavors are intense and mouth filling matching the aromas. Nice layering and a big ripe expression of this gorgeous variety. This is quite a hearty big red wine that is begging for grilled meats, ribs!, steak, venison, duck, spicy sausage, or rich pastas or lasagna. Flavors persist with lovely balance and a long silky finish. The wine shows its “terroir” from our tiny 2- acre Barrett Vineyards block, where the soil is quite rocky, with some steep sections that produce tiny, intensely flavorful grapes. The second vineyard site adds lush pure fruit and the resulting blend is greater the sum of its parts showing the dense, rewarding concentration and the magic of skilled blending.