The only white wine from La Sirena, this Moscato is an unusual, delicious dry (not sweet) expression of Muscat Canelli. In its signature blue bottle, Moscato Azul has become a fan favorite for its drinkability, perfumey aroma, crisp acidity, and ability to pair well with many different dishes. It’s especially perfect during the spring and summer time on warm days.
100% Muscat Canelli from Calistoga, Napa Valley.
~400 cases produced annually
No oak treatment, all stainless steel
Typically around 13% alcohol, 0.4% residual sugar
Suggested drinking range: 1-4 years, not intended for aging.
Suggested pairings: oysters, sushi, Thai food, raw or seared scallops, Vietnamese food, shrimp tacos, tropical (mango/pineapple) salsa, roasted asparagus, triple cream cheese, or sipping on its own!
Always wanting to experiment and try something new going forward, Heidi thought it would be fun to make a dry-style Muscat. Challenged by the idea that there were dry Rieslings and dry Gewurztraminers in the US, but no dry Muscat, she wondered “Why doesn’t anyone make this?”, and “Why couldn’t you?”, and finally decided, “I’m going to try it!”. The result of this experiment was her Moscato Azul, a beautiful, unique expression of Muscat Canelli that encompasses all the perfumed, floral qualities of the grape, without the sugar of a traditional Muscat/Moscato. La Sirena introduced Moscato Azul to the market in 2003, and continue to produce this beautiful white wine in its signature cobalt blue bottle.
Heidi Peterson Barrett is one of the world’s most renowned and respected winemakers. Since the 1980s, she has created some of the Napa Valley’s most famous wines, including Screaming Eagle, Dalla Valle, Grace Family, Paradigm, and many others. She started her own brand, La Sirena, in 1994, and began her collaboration brand, Barrett & Barrett, with her husband, Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, in 2010.
Heidi got her start at a young age. Her father, Dick Peterson, is a scientist-winemaker, and her mother, Diane, an artist. She gravitated toward both fields, and found that the world of wine was an ideal place for her to explore and combine these passions. Growing up, she worked in numerous vineyards and wineries alongside her dad, and decided to pursue it as a career, attending UC Davis for fermentation science and going on to several internships and positions in the industry.
Her career took off in the late 80s when she began working for Dalla Valle as an “independent winemaker”. She began to develop a tiny project called Screaming Eagle shortly afterwards, and from there, things escalated quickly. With 5 perfect 100-point scores for her wines in the span of just a few years, Heidi skyrocketed to international fame, setting a world record for the highest price ever paid for a single bottle of wine ($500,000 for a 6L of 1992 Screaming Eagle at the Napa Valley Wine Auction in 2000).
Today, Heidi maintains a stable of ultra-premium client wineries, including Paradigm, Lamborn, Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, Fantesca, and Kenzo, as well as her own brands La Sirena and Barrett & Barrett. She and Bo live among their vineyards in Calistoga. In her free time, she enjoys scuba diving, flying her helicopter, making art, and gardening.
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