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La Sirena Art Bus 2014

Rating

CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $125.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“This is frankly a stunning, vibrantly bold, robust and intense red, big and burly with plum, black olive, blackberry, licorice aromas and flavors all over. Floral notes take on the meaty, gamy overtones, amidst juicy strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, graphite, clove, sweet tobacco and Turkish coffee. The tannins show silky and supportive while the finish lingers effortlessly with cassis, sage, leather and exotic cardamom spice.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
“Art Bus is one of our unique winemaker blends from La Sirena celebrating the Artistic side of winemaking - I have often compared the Art of blending to painting. In both, the Artist uses different hues (flavors) to create something truly unique and beautiful (and in the case of wine, something delicious!) In this rich layered blend, I sought to create an exciting new blend as a tribute to Artists of every medium who strive to create beauty. One of my favorite wines to make, Art Bus is a creative blend that shows off the delicious fruit we grow at our own Calistoga property (Cab Sauv and Syrah). We don’t make it every year, but were able to produce its fourth iteration in the bountiful 2014 vintage. It shows a dense, dark ruby color with deep aromas of ripe fruit, black plums, dark cherry, and cedar, with sweet toasty French oak notes. On the palate, it’s very mouth-coating and rich, with explosive flavors. I love the silky yet powerful impact and chewy texture of this wine - it definitely has a wow factor! A big wine that will age nicely, with serious structure and perfect balance - already impressive and enjoyable upon release. This is also our charity bottling where a percentage of our sales go to Heifer International, helping families all over the world. Our label shows one of our “found” object Art projects- an abandoned bus that was given new life as a fanciful Central-American inspired Art studio complete with cargo on the roof. Wishing you “Pura Vida!” Literally- Pure life!” - Winemaker, Heidi Barrett
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Milk Chocolate

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High Residual Sugar

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Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“This is frankly a stunning, vibrantly bold, robust and intense red, big and burly with plum, black olive, blackberry, licorice aromas and flavors all over. Floral notes take on the meaty, gamy overtones, amidst juicy strawberries dipped in dark chocolate, graphite, clove, sweet tobacco and Turkish coffee. The tannins show silky and supportive while the finish lingers effortlessly with cassis, sage, leather and exotic cardamom spice.” - California Wine Advisors

BACKGROUND
“Art Bus is one of our unique winemaker blends from La Sirena celebrating the Artistic side of winemaking - I have often compared the Art of blending to painting. In both, the Artist uses different hues (flavors) to create something truly unique and beautiful (and in the case of wine, something delicious!) In this rich layered blend, I sought to create an exciting new blend as a tribute to Artists of every medium who strive to create beauty. One of my favorite wines to make, Art Bus is a creative blend that shows off the delicious fruit we grow at our own Calistoga property (Cab Sauv and Syrah). We don’t make it every year, but were able to produce its fourth iteration in the bountiful 2014 vintage. It shows a dense, dark ruby color with deep aromas of ripe fruit, black plums, dark cherry, and cedar, with sweet toasty French oak notes. On the palate, it’s very mouth-coating and rich, with explosive flavors. I love the silky yet powerful impact and chewy texture of this wine - it definitely has a wow factor! A big wine that will age nicely, with serious structure and perfect balance - already impressive and enjoyable upon release. This is also our charity bottling where a percentage of our sales go to Heifer International, helping families all over the world. Our label shows one of our “found” object Art projects- an abandoned bus that was given new life as a fanciful Central-American inspired Art studio complete with cargo on the roof. Wishing you “Pura Vida!” Literally- Pure life!” - Winemaker, Heidi Barrett

Winery La Sirena

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley