New Releases: 2019 Studio Series & 2018 Barrett Vineyard Syrah
Two new wines are now available: 2019 Studio Series & 2018 Barrett Vineyard Syrah. These rich, elegant red wines are tasting amazing, and we look forward to sharing them with you!
2019 Studio Series - In addition to being a winemaker, I have also been a painter and visual artist for many years. Studio Series is a Cab-forward winemaker blend that features a different painting of mine on the label each vintage. For 2019, I selected my vibrant floral painting "Beetlejuice Bouquet #2", a work that is bursting with color and life! I’m proud to offer this unique wine that shows off my creative work both inside and outside of the bottle. Our 2017 and 2018 Studio Series are still available if you'd like to collect them all.
From Heidi's Tasting Notes: "The aromas show expressive fruit characteristics of Cab and Syrah – berry, cherry and plum with nuances of French oak, blueberry, garden herbs, and tea leaves. The flavors are mouthcoating, vibrant, and lively. The fruit character of the aromas carries through in the flavors. Very streamlined silky tannins and mouthfeel across the palate."
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2018 Barrett Vineyard Syrah - We’re excited to bring back this delicious cult-favorite wine. Syrah has been a big part of our brand since we first produced it in 2000, and we have been through many iterations and vineyard sources over the years. We grow 2 acres of Estate Syrah at our property in Calistoga, and in the 2018 vintage, it was just so incredibly delicious that I had to give it its own bottling once again! The last vintage of 100% Barrett Syrah before this was all the way back in 2007. We are delighted to welcome back this very special wine for a limited bottling of just 135 cases, and hope you love it as much as we do!
From Heidi's Tasting Notes: "...aromas of ripe black plums, bacon, blackberry jam, BBQ sauce, and black tea. Dense, chewy and ripe across the palate with a nice mid-palate texture and weight. Rich, structured, and complex, with a long evolving finish. This vintage produced a delicious Syrah that we decided to bottle on its own, unblended, to show how delicious and special Syrah can be flying solo."
New Releases: 2022 Rosato & 2019 Malbec
Two new wines are now available: 2022 Rosato & 2019 Malbec. These delicious wines are ready to please your palate and add some pizzazz to your cellar.
2022 Rosato - Our unusual rosé of Primitivo. A fun-to-drink, easy-to-love blush wine that's loaded with fresh flavor and a beautiful bright color. A balanced, crisp, medium-weight rosé equally suited to pairing with food or sipping on its own. We especially love it with sushi, shrimp dumplings, poke bowls, or colorful vegetable salads with a citrus dressing.
From Heidi & Remi's Tasting Notes: The color is a beautiful soft petal pink, with vibrant fruity aromas of strawberries, pink grapefruit, and cantaloupe, and a lovely floral note adding complexity. Bright, mouthwatering acidity is enticing with clean flavors to match the aromatics. It’s crisp and dry, but has a candy-like impression on the palate because of the intense fruit flavors.
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2019 Malbec - One of the 5 red Bordeaux varietals, and perhaps most famously produced in Argentina, Malbec is a less-commonly grown varietal in our neck of the woods. The small amount of Malbec grown in Napa and Sonoma is typically used in Cab-based blends. We love how velvety and juicy it is on its own! Our La Sirena Malbec is a great option for those who love our La Sirena Cab and are looking to branch out, or for anyone who loves rich, smooth red wines.
From Heidi & Remi's Tasting Notes: Deep ruby in color, with an enticing pure nose of dark fruit aromas (blueberry, blackberry, currant), accented with notes of spice, dark chocolate, and an earthy note reminiscent of bark. Across the palate it is velvety and extremely well balanced. Great acid in the mid palate keeps it bright and lifted while still being quite rich and dense.
Mermaid Circle Wine Club Launch!
At long last, after nearly 30 vintages and many requests from our dear customers and fans, we are so excited to finally be launching our first-ever wine club - The La Sirena Mermaid Circle. With 3 curated package options to choose from, just one automatic shipment per year, and lots of perks and exciting opportunities ahead, we hope you will join us as we begin this new chapter for La Sirena. Welcome to the Mermaid Circle!
2022 Moscato Azul Release
2022 Moscato Azul is available now! This cult-favorite wine is back and ready to brighten your day as we head toward Spring. We look forward to sharing this latest vintage with you.
Our 2022 Moscato Azul is a gorgeous expression of this delightful, unusual white wine. All the tropical, floral, perfumed characteristics of the Muscat Canelli grape shine, while the crisp acidity and dry finish render it highly quaffable & wonderful for food pairings.
Tasting Notes: (tasted 1/10/23 by RB)
Our 2022 dry-style Muscat Canelli is a crisp white wine that is highly aromatic with beguiling tropical and floral notes. Extremely pale, almost clear white-gold in color, with pronounced aromas of lychee, jasmine, honeysuckle, and delicate white peach rising from the glass. Flavors match the aromas in a mouthfilling, lush expression of Muscat Canelli that surprises and delights with its unique dry finish. Silky, balanced and unique, this wine pairs so well with a variety of foods and is perfect poolside or while cooking dinner.
New Releases: 2019 La Sirena Cab & 2018 Pirate TreasuRed
2019 La Sirena Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Since the first La Sirena Cab vintage in 1996, it has been a Napa Valley favorite, and an expression of Heidi's powerful-yet-balanced, elegant style of winemaking. 2018 was a highly acclaimed vintage, and we're pleased to share the long-awaited result with you.
From Heidi's tasting notes: "...Pronounced aromatics of dark berries and black cherry, and nuances of candied nuts, dried savory herbs, wet gravel, cedar and vanilla. Across the palate, flavors match the aromas in a velvety and mouthcoating profile with remarkable power and noteworthy finesse. Dense and concentrated flavors with refined tannins, chewy texture, and a lengthy evolving finish will make this an exciting addition to your cellar for many years to come."
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2018 Pirate TreasuRed - A bold, well-rounded blend of 6 red varietals - Syrah, Cab Sauv, Grenache, Malbec, Petite Sirah and Cab Franc - that shows off Heidi's blending skills in a fun, approachable, and celebratory style. It be a serious wine in a fun bottle, mateys!
From Heidi's tasting notes: "... A deep ruby red color with open aromas of ripe fruit – plums and cherries – with complex notes of savory spices, vanilla, toasted French oak, cardamom, and olive tapenade. Delicious, round, and silky smooth across the palate with seamless, layered flavors and barely-there structural tannins."
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2019 Aviatrix Grenache Release
We are so excited to bring back Aviatrix Grenache for its third vintage. Aviatrix is a 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: 2019 Aviatrix Grenache (tasted 8/13/22 by Heidi & Remi)
This beautiful Grenache has a delicate light ruby red color with aromas of cranberry, pomegranate, fine leather, rose petal, and just a kiss of French oak. On the palate, it bursts with flavor and classic Grenache varietal character. Lively and fresh, with noteworthy exuberance! Tannins are quite light and well integrated, resulting in a harmonious balance throughout. A wonderful medium weight red that is quite versatile with food pairings, and can be served at room temp or even slightly chilled to enjoy during the late summer heat.
2016 Aviatrix Sparkling Release
We are so excited to share our first-ever sparkling wine – a Napa Valley AVA Blanc de Noir made with 100% Pinot Noir. Aged on the lees since 2016, this Brut Rose is complex, dry, and utterly delightful. It also marks the debut of our fantastic new Art Deco-inspired label (art by Ryder Richards). We hope you enjoy celebrating special moments with our latest Aviatrix adventure.
Aviatrix Blanc de Noir (Sparkling Wine) Tasting Notes: (Tasted 5/23/22 by Heidi, Chelsea & Remi Barrett)
Graceful streams of tiny bubbles illuminate the delicate salmon hue in this sparkling wine that is poised with elegance from the moment the cork is popped. Integrated and tightly knit, with clean aromas and enticing flavors of barely-ripe strawberry, pomelo, asian pear, and allspice, and a complex biscuit-like note from 5 years aging on the lees. Barely detectable dosage gives a round, creamy impression while still tasting quite dry and refreshing. Wonderfully unique, balanced, and food friendly, this sparkler brings an old-world refinement and celebratory air to any occasion!
2020 Chardonnay & 2018 Studio Series Release
2 new wines are available now: 2020 Chardonnay & 2018 Studio Series. These elegant wines are sure to dazzle your palate! We look forward to sharing them with you.
Tasting Notes: 2020 Chardonnay (tasted 4/18/22 by HPB)
Sourced from the original 1969 planting of the Rued clone of Chardonnay, which is known for its somewhat tropical aromatics - some even refer to it as the Muscat clone of Chardonnay. Brilliant light golden straw in color with beautiful fruit aromas reminiscent of asian pear, green apple, pineapple, and citrus zest, with complementary notes of honey and crème brulee. A touch of toasty French oak enhances the aromatics and fruit flavors across the palate. The mouthfeel, texture and flavor profile is just delicious, with nicely balanced acidity and richness. Reminiscent of a white Burgundy or Chablis with its fresh and refined style.
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Our second release of Studio Series is also available now. In addition to being a winemaker, I have also been a painter and visual artist for many years. My mother, Diane Brisbois Peterson, was a professional artist, so I grew up immersed in artistic creativity as well as wine. Throughout my winemaking career, I have sought to explore creative avenues within the scientific discipline of wine, and blending has been one of the most fulfilling ways to do that. Studio Series is a Cab-forward winemaker blend that will feature a different painting of mine on the label each vintage. I’m proud to offer this new wine that shows off my creative work both inside and outside of the bottle. Welcome to my studio!
Tasting Notes: 2018 Studio Series (tasted 4/18/22 by HPB)
Deep garnet in color from the ripe 2018 vintage, with open aromas of lush fruit – plum, blackberry, and cherry, and notes of cedar, vanilla, and white pepper. Across the palate it’s quite seamless and silky, rich and concentrated. The fruit flavors are bold and vibrant. Mouthfilling with smooth tannins, great texture and a long delicious finish. A beautiful wine from an excellent vintage – complexity and elegance abound in this work of winemaking art. Delicious and approachable upon release, we expect it will be an age-worthy addition to your cellar as well.
2021 Moscato Azul & 2021 Rosato Release
Two new wines are now available: 2021 Moscato Azul & 2021 Rosato. These wines are ready to brighten your day as we head toward Spring! We look forward to sharing them with you.
2021 Moscato Azul - A gorgeous expression of this delightful, unusual white wine. All the tropical, floral, perfumed characteristics of the Muscat Canelli grape shine, while the crisp acidity and dry finish render it highly quaffable & wonderful for food pairings.
Tasting Notes: (tasted 1/29/22 by HPB)
Our 2021 dry-style Muscat Canelli is a crisp white wine that is highly aromatic with beguiling tropical and floral notes. Pale straw in color with perfumey aromas of lychee, honeysuckle, white peach, and honeydew melon. Flavors match the aromas in a mouthfilling, lush profile. Silky, balanced and unique, this wine pairs so well with a variety of foods and is perfect poolside or while cooking dinner.
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2021 Rosato - Our unusual rosé of Primitivo. A fun-to-drink, easy-to-love blush wine that's loaded with fresh flavor and a beautiful bright color. A balanced, crisp, medium-weight rosé equally suited to pairing with food or sipping on its own. We especially love it with sushi, shrimp dumplings, poke bowls, or colorful vegetable salads with a citrus dressing.
Tasting Notes: 2021 Rosato (tasted 1/29/2022 by HPB)
The 2021 Rosato is made from Primitivo grapes sourced from Amador county in the foothills of California. The color is a lovely, soft rose petal pink, with fresh fruity aromas of strawberries, delicate flowers and canteloupe. Bright, mouthwatering acidity is enticing with clean flavors to match the aromatics. Very well balanced and perfect for spring & year-round sipping!
Heidi on the Cover of Napa Valley Life Magazine
Thrilled to share that our winemaker and mermaid-in-chief Heidi Barrett is on the cover of the Winter issue of Napa Valley Life Magazine! Heading up the “Intriguing People” issue, Heidi catches up about her career, art, and passions and what her life is like now. Pick up a copy locally, get a yearly 6-issue subscription (just $12!) or you can read the digital magazine!