Barrett and Barrett: Heidi Barrett, who is known as the "First Lady of Wine" and Bo Barrett, who is the owner/winemaker at Chateau Montelena since 1982, two renowned and distinct wine stylists working together, finally, is really what this wine is all about. The result is a handcrafted, limited edition Napa Valley wine that reflects our two different, yet complementary, winemaking styles.
Blackberry jam, black currants, pine, tar, menthol and licorice are some of the many aromas and flavors that take shape as the wine opens up. A picture perfect example of the vintage, this wine impresses for its imposing structure and phenomenal overall balance. The powerful, incisive tannins need time to soften, but this is nevertheless a super-impressive wine, even today.