The 2012 artwork is inspired by the lucrative moment when the Roulette dealer proclaims, "Rien ne va plus!"
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Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2012
On a steamy night in Monte Carlo, red and black flash by in a tantalizing blur. The Roulette dealer waves an imperious hand over the table and proclaims, "Rien ne va plus!" (Loosely translated: "No more bets!"). The ball clatters around the wheel on its final round before dropping into red slot number 18.
This rather lucrative moment in Monaco inspired the label for our 2012 Vin Perdu. If we, again loosely, translate the French phrase above to "all bets are off," it perfectly describes this vintage -- a show stopper resulting from a magical growing season in Napa Valley.
We are proud and excited to offer our most loyal customers an allocation of 2012 Vin Perdu. Once again, Heidi has masterfully blended small lots from some of our finest vineyard blocks on the eastern side of Napa Valley, delivering an incredible array of aromas and flavors. The composition of 2012 Vin Perdu is 42.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.3% Syrah, 22.3% Merlot, 3% Petit Syrah, 7.4% Petit Verdot, and 10.9% Cabernet Franc from the Amuse Bouche, La Sirena and Lamborn Estates. Because the percentages of the Vin Perdu components vary from year to year, each vintage is truly unique.
For the 2012 vintage of Vin Perdu, we produced a limited quantity of both 5-liter jerobaums and 750ml bottles (six packs). Each jerobaum is endowed with Heidi's signature. In Vin Perdu tradition, the 2012 label is enhanced by our one-of-a-kind flip lenticular artwork, which employs multiple lenses to showcase the visual images of a roulette wheel in motion.
Our "lost wine" is the best value wine Heidi produces, and it will disappear quickly. (The 2011 sold out just two weeks after the offering.) We know the 2012 Vin Perdu will be a spinning addition to your collection, so be sure to secure your allocation before all bets are off!
We will ship the 2012 Vin Perdu in August/September, weather permitting.
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.
Accolades for Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2012
Accolades for Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2010
"Lovely floral, blueberry and black fruit aromatics jumps from the glass of this dark purple-colored wine. Firmly structured with plenty of tannin, it possesses a nice underbelly of flesh that comes across as pure, full-bodied, and complex after additional bottle age. There appears to be a lot going on with this cuvee and should last 15+ years."
"The 2010 Vin Perdu is gorgeous. Plums, black currants, grilled herbs, tar and licorice are some of the many notes that burst from the glass in this full-bodied, intense wine. A dark, rich, voluptuous red, the 2010 Vin Perdu shows Heidi Barrett at her best. Hints of menthol, tar, licorice and pencil shavings are layered into the powerful, inviting finish. The 2010 is loaded with serious depth and power. In 2010 the blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Syrah, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Petit Sirah, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Merlot. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. "
- Antonio Galloni, Wine Advocate, December 2012 #204
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