The 2011 “Le Barrettage” is very dark blackberry in color with fully ripe aromas of black plums, pomegranate juice, smoked meat, mineral earth, spice, and a hint of bacon. It has a silky soft initial palate with a mouth coating lush mid-palate, and a seamless long finish. This is a thing of beauty for Rhone style wine lovers. A blend of several different Syrah blocks, Grenache, and a touch of Petite Sirah round out this delicious proprietary blend from La Sirena. Especially impressive in light of the reported difficult 2011 vintage. This will be one of the stars of the vintage. Not to be missed.
92.5% Syrah, 4.3% Grenache, 3.2% Petite Sirah. 177 cases produced.