About the Wine
What happens when you take one of the Napa Valley's most esteemed winemakers and hand them one of France's most esteemed grapes? You get a killer wine, inspired by one of the most prestigious terroirs in the world. Le Barrettage is somewhat of a portmanteau of Heidi Barrett's last name and Hermitage, why? because this wine is made in the image of Hermitage seen through the lens of Heidi Barrett. With a limited production and nearly nine years of age, this wine is only available in the smallest of quantities, don't miss out on this truly epic bottle.
The echoing of Heidi's name will send chills down the arms of the most esteemed Napa wine connoisseurs. Barrett has produced wine for some of the most prestigious Napa Valley Estates, including Screaming Eagle & Dalla Valle. She's produced a variety of 100 point wines and set a record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of wine. Heidi is undoubtedly seen as one of Napa's elite winemakers whose bottles consistently retail in triple and quadruple digits. Getting your hands on a Heidi Barrett wine under $100 a bottle is a near-impossible feat and borderline outrageous, that's what makes this wine so special. Heidi's talents are sure to impress and at this price point, it's a no-brainer.
Tasting Notes: 95% Syrah, 2.5% Grenache, 2.5% Petite Sirah. 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.
Her hommage to Northern Rhône Syrah, the 2012 Proprietary Red Le Barrettage (a play on words), is a 250-case cuvée of 95% Syrah and the rest Petite Sirah and Grenache. It is a beauty. Loads of dense cassis, blackberry, licorice, lavender, and pepper are all present in this full-bodied, chewy, heady wine. Drink it over the next 10-15 years. ~93 Wine Advocate
The 2012 Syrah Le Barrettage is another tasty wine from Heidi Barrett. Dark, supple, and racy, the 2012 is a wine of pure texture and voluptuousness. Drink this bold, generous Syrah over the next handful of years. An unusually firm 2012, it needs time to soften further. With time in the glass, the 2012 turns richer and more explosive, which bodes well for the future. ~92 Antonio Galloni
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