Regular Price: $39.95
Special Price $33.15
One of the newest additions to the La Sirena portfolio, this Grenache (first made in 2012) is a lush expression of the varietal in a bold Napa Valley style. While lighter in style than many other Napa Valley varietals like Cab, Zin, and Merlot, among Grenaches the La Sirena is quite dark and powerful, with a nice red fruit component.
Suggested pairings: duck breast, cured meats like proscitto, coppa, salame; pork tenderloin, balsamic reduction sauces, salad with pomegranate, dried cherry, walnuts, and arugula; turkey with cranberry sauce.
Vinous 92 pts "Casanova di Neri's 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is a very pretty and expressive wine. Sweet red cherry, menthol, rose petal and mint open up first, followed by a touch of blood orange that adds lovely aromatic lift and brightness throughout. Although not especially complex, the 2011 should drink beautifully for at least a handful of years. Today, it is quite pretty and expressive."
The Wine Advocate 92pts - "Giacomo Neri has produced a very approachable wine in this warm vintage. The 2011 Brunello di Montalcino is plump and juicy with loads of dark fruit and mild spice at the back. It doesn't have the depth or complexity of the gorgeous 2010 vintage, but the wine does a very good job presenting the main traits you look for in Brunello. The fruit is lively and the acidity gives the wine a sense of buoyancy and brightness. The tannins are very well integrated. It doesn't reach Brunello greatness, but it is a good Brunello. "