Stepping into Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates is like opening your grandmother’s jewelry box. There are sparkling treats inside, in the form of a shimmering handmade bar, glasses of bubbles, vintage accessories, an eclectic mix of furniture, tasty nibbles, and lots of good wine.
A recent stop included a Winter Reds Flight:
* Hedges Family Estate CMS Red 2010 – This subtle wine from Washington’s Colombia Valley smelled of dark cherries, plums, and marshmallow (really!), and tasted of cocoa and baking spices. It is a blend of 49% Cabernet Sauvignon, 47% Merlot, and 4% Syrah sourced from multiple vineyards.
* Troublemaker MV Blend 5 – This big red wine from Paso Robles, California, had strong notes of cedar and cinnamon on the nose. It was a bold, complex, sun-kissed blend of 48% Syrah, 22% Grenache, 12% Mourvèdre, 11% Zinfandel, and 7% Petite Sirah.
* Two Rivers Syrah 2011 – This elegant wine from Colorado’s Grand Valley smelled of blueberries and roses. It was a smooth, rich, somewhat understated wine that tasted of caramel and blackberries. Made of 100% Syrah.
Sienna Wine Bar is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy a glass or flight of wine. Proprietor Mary Kent named it after the color sienna, the color of twilight, the moment when the sky is a darkening blue and fading gold settles over the landscape.
Step out of your hectic life and into a space of tranquility. You can lose yourself in the bar, made of poured epoxy resin with embedded treasures that appear to have come from your grandmother’s jewelry box. The magic is in the details.
Until our next adventure in wine and food…
Sienna Wine Bar & Small Plates
3422 East 12th Avenue, between Cook and Madison streets
Denver, CO 80206