Heidi Barrett has made many of the Napa Valley’s most sought-after and cult classic wines. Known as the
"First Lady of Wine", she was responsible for the creation of Screaming Eagle (from 1992 to 2006), Dalla
Valle Maya, and the Dalla Valle Cabernets in the late 80s and early 90s. While she is best known for her
perfectly balanced, elegant, and ageworthy Cabs, she has gained an international following for her winemaking
skill and artistry across many different varietals. Among a lengthy list of past and present clients,
her personal hall of fame includes her own , Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, Vin Perdu, Fantesca, Kenzo Estate,
Showket, Paradigm, Lamborn, Jones, and Revana. Wine after wine, year after year, Heidi has established
herself as a true artist of winemaking who excels in shaping her wines into something truly special.
Bo Barrett has had an outstanding record of excellence since taking over as winemaker at Chateau Montelena
in 1982. Robert Parker has called him "the Cal Ripken" of winemakers, and Chateau Montelena holds a special
place in wine history. Simply put by Parker : "a 30 year track record with NO DUDS!" Bo brings to Barrett
& Barrett of the consistent excellence he has maintained in the vineyard and winery every year at
Chateau Montelena. In Montelena’s reputation for classic European style and structured wines, Bo has created
a legacy of classic Cabernets, Chardonnays, Zinfandel and Rieslings recognized worldwide as a First Growth
of California. Bo’s expertise is in single appellation wines that highlight distinct vineyards. Capturing
the light on a special piece of land, and making the wines from the first day the vineyard is planted
is Bo’s specialty.
Married for over 26 years, Heidi and Bo have each well established their own individual winemaking track
records. Heidi’s focus on perfect balance and Bo’s on classic styling are quite synergistic. Now after
working on numerous personal endeavors together, most notably 3 children, building a home, developing
two different vineyards in Calistoga for La Sirena and the new B&B grape source, they decided to create
this special collaborative wine project.