2007 La Sirena Syrah Barrett Vineyard

Tasting Notes: "The 2007 is a highly touted vintage for good reason. It is fully ripe and concentrated. The wine has a very deep ruby red color with aromas of ripe black plums, pomegranate, mineral, spice, and pepper, more Cablike 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. The wine shows its "terroir" from this tiny 2- acre vineyard block, where the soil is quite rocky, with some steep sections that produce tiny, intensely flavorful grapes. The resulting wine shows the dense, rewarding concentration that comes from farming this delightfully scrappy little vineyard." - Winery Wine: "The Barrett Vineyard Syrah comes from our own tiny little 2 acre estate vineyard at the foot of Mount St. Helena. This is an extremely steep and rocky site, and produces an incredibly layered, textural, and complex wine. I have been a fan of Syrah and Rhone wines for many years. We have been making Syrah at La Sirena since 2000 with the vineyard designated Barrett Syrah starting in 2005. This variety makes wonderful wine in a range of growing regions, soil types, and climates. It’s very versatile, pairs with a wide range of foods, especially great as a steakhouse wine or with anything on the BBQ. It makes delicious wine!" - Winery [+]