Why to buy: Dubbed the Wine Diva of Napa by Time Magazine, Heidi Barrett has had a spectacular career. Renowned for her unprecedented double 100-ratings at Screaming Eagle and Dalle Valle, she continues to make wines for both her personal label and other ultra-premium wineries.
The backstory: Barett has crafted another treasure in this unusual Napa blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah. It is beautifully balanced and has the potential to age for at least a decade.
Nose, palate and pairing: Black cherry fruit and notes of cinnamon, caramel and vanilla on the nose turn to cassis, blueberry and baking spices on the palate. A great red meat wine, this bottle beckons a rich dry-aged grilled steak or juicy Wagyu burger. This wine really represents the best of Napa Valley living: it's all about elevating the every day.
Varietals: 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 62% Syrah, 3% Cabernet Franc
Appellation: Calistoga, Napa, California
Brand: HB / Amuse Bouche Wine
Origin: United States