2016 Amuse Bouche Vin Perdu, Napa Valley, California, USA

There's a real sense of peppermint on the nose here as well as freshly picked blackcurrants, herbs and cedar. The refinement is so impressive with velvety, flowing tannins, vibrant acidity and a long finish that just oozes minerality.


Heidi Barrett grew up in the Napa Valley in a winemaking family and was destined to become one of California's leading winemakers. It is said that winemaking is a combination of science and art. With a scientist-winemaker father and an artist mother it is no big surprise that Heidi was drawn to the wine industry. With great enthusiasm, a love for what she does, and an incredible wealth of experience, Heidi blends the art and science of winemaking like few can.

In 2002, Heidi partnered with longtime friend John Schwartz to create Amuse Bouche, a Pomerol-inspired Merlot from Napa Valley. Recognizing that the cult wine phenomenon has created an almost aspirational class structure among collectors, the partners decided to make this limited edition wine available to a much broader consumer base. Winemaker Heidi Barrett explains, "We have created Amuse Bouche, 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."


Grape(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Farming Traditional