Friday, January 27, 2012

2008 La Sirena Pirate Treasure Red Napa Valley on Cellars Of Sonoma Tuesday Live

If you missed this weeks show, Old Scott put on the pirate hat to read the label on tonights wine from Heidi Barrett and a fine pirate he did make. "Avast, Ye Salty Bilge Rats, Thar Be Treasure Stashed In This Here Flagon." The treasure is a blend of cabernet sauvignon, syrah, petite verdot, grenache, cab franc and petite sirah. Cool bottle, label and darn great wine. My buddy Dezel, virtual tasting from VA had a few laughs as well.

The nose was full of huge ripe berry starting with wild cherry, blackberry, raspberry and blueberry. Hints of toasty oak followed by spice prepares you for the taste. Screams Cabernet! Really enjoyed swirling and sniffing.

Full bodied and fit for a pirate. Blackberry, cherry, raspberry followed by spice which warms you nicely. I uncorked the wine 2 hours before the show allowing breathing time. The aromas and flavors open up showcasing the beautiful fruit the longer in the glass. Bold yet elegant.

Scott another fine selection in wine. The show is full of fun wine facts plus another cool guest, winemaker Heidi Barrett. Stop by Cellars of Sonoma for the new 2009 vintage and you just might hear Heidi proclaim, "Drink Up, Me Hearties, Drink Up The Fabled TreasureRed.... Unless You be Lily-Livered."


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