Amuse Bouche Red Blend 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 91] [RP 90]
Amuse Bouche Red Blend 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 91] [RP 90]

Amuse Bouche Red Blend 2014
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 95] [VM 94] [WS 91] [RP 90]


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Notes from the Winemaker:
Collectible wine and collectible art come together to create Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend, a joint wine venture with Heidi Barrett and John Schwartz. This Pomerol-style Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend is made from some of the best grape sources in the Napa Valley. Amuse Bouche wine aspires to rival its greatest cross-Atlantic counterparts, such as Chateau Petrus and Chateau Le Pin.
As winemaker for several of the hottest cult wines in California, and referred to by TIME magazine as "The Wine Diva of Napa", Heidi Barrett is always looking for new challenges. Heidi explains, "We have created Amuse Bouche wine, a limited edition, superb Pomerol style wine with the added value of limited edition art that is available to consumers through a variety of channels."
Merging art with our wines was something of a philosophical decision. The former can be enjoyed indefinitely, enduring for many lifetimes. Wine collectors may revel in the subtleties of a vertical collection; but in the end, 'fine wine is the only true art that must be destroyed in order to be fully appreciated.' We strive to offer you the pleasures of both art forms.

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - James Suckling:
"With such beautiful definition and balance, this may be the best ever from Amuse. Medium to full body, a wonderful linear backbone, superb length and a lovely, fresh finish. Drink now. Mostly merlot." (Dec 2016)

94 Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Amuse Bouche, the flagship Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, is absolutely delicious. Dark cherry, mocha, spice and leather open up nicely in the glass. Fleshy, supple and radiant, with silky tannins underpinning the fruit, the 2014 has a lot to offer, even in the early going. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)

91 Points - Wine Spectator:
"Dense and compact, this red is built for the cellar. Aromas of black currant and orange zest open to firm but complex flavors of blackberry, crushed stone and cedar. Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Best from 2018 through 2024. 625 cases made." - TF (May 2016)

90 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The 2014 Proprietary Red Amuse Bouche, the flagship wine is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc. This is a stylish, rich, complex wine showing how serious Merlot can be when handled properly. Dense ruby/purple with loads of black cherry and blackberry fruit, a medium to full body and soft, supple tannins, the wine is pure with a multilayered mouthfeel. This is rich and authoritative, but at the same time elegant and complex. It is already drinking well and should continue to do so for at least 10-15 more years." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (Dec 2015)