This wine is a play on Rhone Hermitage style wines, named Le Barrettage. If you had this blind, you wouldn’t necessarily call Syrah and certainly not Rhone.
This is a very ripe, lush, rounded wine that is pure elegance. Dark fruits, strawberries with blueberries over the top, rich, moist dark earth, used leather, lightly savory meats, black pepper, underbrush, great round acidity with bight; dark, red, purple and blue florals. Good young and will age easily 10 years.
All of the La Sircena wines are small production. Hundreds of cases. 2500 cases of total production.
Good to see our friend Dave Schulze formerly of Joseph Phelps & Brand again. — 6 months ago
One of my favorite wines. Like a perfect German retailing with some little floral notes to it.
Love to have it by itself — 8 months ago
One of our favorite pizza wines. Better chilled. — 10 months ago
2009 vintage with Trevor, Norman and Leslie during a visit to Cowichan Bay. — 6 years ago