2013 'Pirate TreasuRed' Napa Valley
California: Napa Valley
Today’s wine - no surprise - is pretty Darrrrrrrrrrn fantastic. This wine is available on Thanksgiving day, as a special treat for our deserving Operatives, who we’re very grateful to!
If there is a Queen of American wine, it is Heidi Peterson Barrett. She’s crafted some of America’s most sought-after wines, and she’s earned 5 perfect 100 point scores from Robert Parker. Her wines are amazing and today’s simply blew us away. The squat (750ml) bottle contains actual treasure!
Aromas telegraph out of the glass from across the table! Ripe blackberry, blueberry, plum, chocolate, spice, subtle tobacco and cracked peppercorn. Incredibly rich and very dense, with concentrated flavors of blackberry preserve, grilled black cherry, plum, molasses, black licorice, cassis, subtle spice, and cracked peppercorn.
Heidi Peterson Barrett is one of the world’s most renowned and respected winemakers. Since the 1980s, she has created some of the Napa Valley’s most famous wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Paradigm, and many others. She started her own brand, La Sirena, in 1994, and began her collaboration brand, Barrett & Barrett, with her husband, Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, in 2010.
Her career took off in the late 80s when she began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterward, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in the span of just a few years, Heidi skyrocketed to international fame, setting a world record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of wine ($500,000 for a 6L of 1992 Screaming Eagle at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000).
Very highly recommended.
Darkest inky purple hues at the edges with a nearly black heart.
Ripe blackberry, blueberry, plum, chocolate, spice, subtle tobacco and cracked peppercorn.
Blackberry preserve, grilled black cherry, plum, molasses, black licorice, cassis, subtle spice, and cracked peppercorn.
Initially rich and very dense, with flavors that linger forever.
Enjoy this rich, delicious wine with grilled meats, burgers, or saucy ribs. Or enjoy it all on its own.
What the Winery Says
- Heidi Peterson Barrett
- Red Wine
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Petite Verdot
- Cabernet Franc
- Petite Sirah
- Napa Valley
- 40% New French Oak
- Harvest Dates
- Sept 16-Oct 2, 2013
- Bottling Date
- June 24, 2015
- Release Date
- Sept 1, 2016
- 1,015 Cases