2014 Le Barrettage










Have you enjoyed a Rhone style wine from Heidi Peterson Barrett?

We opened one of her wine’s Le Barrettage 2014 from La Sirena Winery and were blown away by the quality and complexity of the wine.  I tasted this wine on my last visit to Vintner’s Collective in Napa and had to bring a bottle for us to enjoy with grilled smoked chicken.  This wine paired perfectly with the mesquite flavored chicken and guacamole.

The name of the winery comes from a playing card of the Mexican card game, Loteria.  The La Sirena (mermaid) stood out to Heidi and Bo Barrett (husband), both avid scuba divers and ocean lovers.  You will notice the mermaid portrayed on her label.  Le Barrettage is paying homage to the L’Hermitage region of Northern Rhone style of wines.

This Rhone blend of Syrah based with Grenache and Petite Sirah from the Calistoga appellation was aged for 24 months in 100% French oak, 40% new. Dark ruby with complex aromas of blackberries, toast and pepper with a silky feel in the mouth as it rolls gently over the palate into a long and sexy finish.

In case you are not aware, Heidi Peterson Barrett was named winemaker of the year in 2020.  After tasting this wine, we definitely understand why she is so deserving of this award! Her thinking outside the normal way of making wine has given way to some of the most astonishing wines.

This will definitely not be the last bottle of wine we open by Heidi Peterson Barrett!


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My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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