Ho Ho Ho!! Holiday Cheers with Reds & Sweet Treats, Calistoga Favorites Aviatrix Red Blend and Chateau Montelena Zinfandel
Celebrate The Season with Calistoga, Napa Valley Reds:
2017 Aviatrix Red Blend, 2017 Chateau Montelena Zinfandel and sweet stocking stuffers including: Kara's Cupcakes hot cocoa, handmade marshmallows, kara's karamel corn and festive treats.
2017 AVIATRIX - a blend of Petite Sirah and Syrah, with a pinch of Cabernet Franc. Aviatrix is a collaboration between La Sirena winemaker/owner Heidi Barrett and her two daughters, winemaker Chelsea Barrett, and sales/marketing director Remi Barrett. We hope you enjoy this mother-daughter collaboration as much as we enjoyed making it
Blend: 51% Petite Sirah, 47% Syrah, 2% Cab Franc
AVA: California - 51% Amador County, 49% Napa Valley
The 2017 Aviatrix blend is dark blackberry in color, with ripe and enticing aromas rising from the glass - black cherry, plum and berry pie fruit, with accents of pink peppercorn, allspice, and licorice. On the palate it is powerful, dense and concentrated, while still being silky and balanced. Light dusty tannins and nice length give great ooomph! The magic of blending provides noteworthy complexity and a luxurious impression that tastes more expensive than it is - this wine overdelivers on quality, and we’re proud to share it with you.
2017 Chateau Montelena Calistoga Zinfandel - One of the most under-appreciated lessons of grape-growing is resilience: turning obstacles into opportunity. In 2012 we began the first phase of a comprehensive replant of the historic Montelena Estate vineyard. As vines were removed and new blocks planted, we were simultaneously filled with sadness but also hope for the future, especially in regards to our Zinfandel. But amidst that internal dilemma, we recognized an opportunity to create something wonderfully distinct and released our Calistoga Zinfandel in 2013, as the intricate expression of our vineyard and some of the most historic and well-regarded Zinfandel plantings in Calistoga. It’s been a remarkable journey peppered with plenty of 100 year old vines, new ideas in the cellar, and local heritage that culminates with the 2017 vintage.