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Prêt à Boire Rosé Napa Valley 2013

We are pleased to offer you Prêt à Boire 2013, the fourth vintage of rosé wine produced from our high-altitude Syrah and Grenache vineyards located in the East Rutherford hills of Napa Valley.

Prêt à Boire 2013 ("Pret Ah Bwar") was harvested on September 10, 2013 and is a blend of 36% Grenache and 64% Syrah. It is ready to drink now or can be enjoyed over the next few years. Prêt à Boire Rosé is dry, with vibrant aromas of watermelon, crushed strawberries, pomegranate, honeysuckle and floral rose petals. We produced 375 cases of this vintage, and will ship the wine in its unique and distinctive acrylic box this spring.

Some of you may not be aware that the world lost George Rodrigue on December 14, 2013. He was 69 years old. George, and his wife Wendy, have been dear friends of ours since 2005 when we initially commissioned George to paint a "blue dog" for our 2006 Amuse Bouche release. A native of Louisiana, George launched his painting career in the 1960s. He was not only a magnificent artist; George was a true community leader, philanthropist and advocate of arts education, inspiring a new generation of artists through the George Rodrigue Foundation of the Arts. Our hearts are heavy with George's absence. We are fortunate to be able to surround ourselves with so many vivid, vibrant reminders of his beautiful, whimsical outlook on life.

 

Accolades for the Prêt à Boire Rosé Napa Valley

92 points
"2011 vintage - Lush pink color; bright raspberry nose; silky smooth, dry, juicy and vibrant with raspberry, plum and tangy acidity; balanced, rich and graceful with precise fruit flavors and lovely length; a masterful wine that just happens to be a rosé."
- Anthony Dias Blue, The Tasting Panel, November 2012

TOP 100 WINES - RobbReport's Holiday Host's Guide
"This ready-to-drink rosé refreshes the thirsty palate with flavors of white strawberry, watermelon, raspberry, and freshly cut grass."
- Brett Anderson, "Winter Vintages: Our 100 favorite wines for the season", RobbReport Holiday 2012 Host's Guide

"Almost French. New from Napa's most Francophile vintners, Prêt à Boire, a Rosé that will go on the market in spring 2011. It's the latest offering from Amuse Bouche, a cult winery known for its French style winemaking, Gallic monikers and arresting labels such as this one by blue dog artist George Rodrigue."
- France Magazine, January 2011

"Heidi Peterson Barrett's mouthwatering, full-bodied Rosé - composed of 70 percent Syrah and 30 percent Grenache - tantalizes the nose with scents of rose petals and strawberry before a panoply of refreshing flavors, including plum and dry herbs, emerges. The perfect complement to the gazpacho."
- Robb Report, July 2011

Order 2013 Prêt à Boire
Each allocation consists of six bottles. The price remains $450, and there is a limit of one six-pack per customer. If you are interested in one of the three jerobaums (5.0 liters) we produced, please contact us. Each jerobaum is hand-etched and painted with George Rodrigue's Pink Dog and signed by Heidi Barrett.

Order Pret a Boire 2013

Orders will ship pending weather conditions. We can currently ship to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, KS, LA, ME, MD, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA, WV, WI, WY. If you are interested in purchasing Amuse Bouche and do not reside in one of the states listed above, please contact us at 1-707-251-9300.