Drinking a well cellared wine such as this is a treat that few have the opportunity to enjoy occasionally let alone daily. Start a Cellar now so you can reap the rewards for years🍷Bo Barrett is about as solid of a wine producer as you can find. Rich fluid red fruit with a minerality that lingers on the pallet. Tobacco, red currants and the nicest tannins imaginable! A Joy🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 2 months ago
A fun wine to accompany the Futo tasting, from the property that eventually became the core of Futo’s Oakville vineyard. Made by Heidi Barrett. This exceeded my expectations and still had lovely layers of fresh fruit. It shows what excellent terroir can accomplish irrespective of winemaker. — a month ago
Calistoga, CA vineyard. Sits 300 ft above valley floor. Planted 1992 by David Abreu and Heidi Barrett until 2008. Then Thomas Rivers Brown took over. Nearly $100/bottle — 6 months ago
Interesting Heidi Barrett wine at Goose & Gander (previously Martini House) in St Helena. Blend of Cab & Zin. — a month ago
Another H Barrett wine. Cool label, considering she has a copter pilots license - likely a much more efficient way to travel around the Valley — a month ago
Proof that, indeed, there is truth in wine.
While Heidi Barrett makes her only Chardonnay and Spring Mountain Cabernet for Fantesca, my understanding is she will not make Pinot Noir. That responsibility falls on Fantesca’s Associate Winemaker Tony Arcudi, who also makes wine under his eponymous label in addition to consulting for Kapcsandy.
Fantesca’s 2014 King Richard’s Reserve is sourced from a selection of prime vineyards in Russian River Valley including Bacigalupi, Ulises Valdez, and Martinelli. Reminiscent of my experiences with Williams Selyem Pinot Noir. A rich, yet beautiful expression of Pinot Noir that juxtaposes lush raspberry and black cherry against a backdrop of herbs, flowers, and forest floor. The balance between opulence and restraint is where the beauty lies. — 9 months ago