Wine, one of the oldest and finest agricultural products in the world. Grown from the love of the land and representing the zest for life. Our wine list is crafted with a passion for discovery and we’re excited to introduce you to the powerhouse wines of Napa California, in particular, Heidi Barrett’s 2015 Au Sommet Cabernet Sauvignon.
The most significant thing about the 2015 Au Sommet Cabernet Sauvignon would be that the wine is a beautiful tribute to Bordeaux winemaking. This is one of the best that Napa offers, for sure, it’s comparable to the top five (Bryant Family Vineyards, Harlan Estate, Screaming Eagle, etc.) for a fraction of the cost.
Heidi Barrett, the winemaker, is famous for making wines that are elegant in style and not big, bold and jammy as many California Cabs can be. She is dubbed the ‘first lady of wine’.
“Since 1988 Heidi Barrett has developed a stellar client list of super and ultra-premium wineries. She has been a wine judge at various competitions over the last 20 years, was president of Napa Valley Wine Tech, and has graced the covers of both The Wine News and The Wine Enthusiast.”
“The wine has a Bordeaux flair, with that classic barny aroma, along with subtle nutty and vanilla notes. All the alcohol, all the fruitiness, all the flavors are balanced, which makes it a great choice for food pairing. Especially meaty dishes on our menu, but for me personally, the Lamb Tagine would be the best pairing with Au Sommet!”
— Andrija Tadejevic, BLACKBARN’s Sommelier
Au Sommet is not just one of the best you’ll find in Napa, it’s also produced in small quantities, therefore, a rarity. For 2015 vintage, the wine was offered only in 3 packs, and it took 8 months to receive our box. It’s now available at BLACKBARN. Contact us if you’d like to reserve a bottle for a special dinner or come in and learn more about our selection of outstanding wines.