Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot, by Heidi Barrett

Vin Perdu Napa Valley Wine from Heidi Barrett

Vin Perdu Napa Valley Wine from Heidi Barret

The artwork is enhanced by the use of our one-of-a-kind flip lenticular labels, using lenses to showcase moving visuals.


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Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2013

Imagine gathering on a beautiful cloudless night, waiting for something magical to transform the darkness. Suddenly the sky explodes with color, light, and noise, dazzling the senses. The fireworks fade, but the memory of those captivating moments linger. This experience inspired the label art for our 2013 Vin Perdu - a crescendo of flavors with a lingering finish.

We are proud and excited to offer our most loyal customers an allocation of 2013 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 2013 Vin Perdu is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot, 9.6% Syrah, 8.6% Petit Verdot, and 3.2% 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.

With the bountiful harvest, we produced 350 cases of this vintage! 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.If you are interested in one of the 100 jerobaums (5.0 Liters) we produced and signed by Heidi, please contact us.

Order 2011 Vin Perdu Red Wine

Our "lost wine" is the best value wine Heidi produces, and it will disappear quickly. We know the 2013 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 2013 Vin Perdu in November, weather permitting.

For more information call us at 1-707-251-9300 or email us at


Accolades for Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2013

93 Points
"With a colorful label, the 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Vin Perdu is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wine shows rich, saddle-leather-infused coffee and chocolaty blackberry fruit and plenty of robust, bordering on rustic flavors. This is a pedal-to-the-metal, fun wine and very well-made; a big, substantial mouthful of wine that should drink nicely for another 7-8 years."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #222, December 2015

91+ Points
"The 2013 Vin Perdu is dark, bold and juicy, with plenty of mocha, dark chocolate, grilled herbs, menthol and blackberry jam nuances. Flashy and overt, the 2013 is a terrific choice for drinking over the next handful of years. The presence of Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah in the blend gives the 2013 distinctly dark-leaning tonalities of fruit. The Vin Perdu or 'lost wine' is a blend of lots from several projects overseen by winemaker Heidi Barrett."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

Accolades for Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2012

"The 2012 Proprietory Red Blend Vin Perdu is a creative blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petite Verdot. Floral, peppery, spicy, meaty notes, good acidity and attractive freshness and purity are hallmarks of wine consultant/winemaker Heidi Barrett. This cuvée has the most potential complexity of this trio, but like its siblings, it is still youthful, holding much of its charm and character in reserve. Nevertheless, the dense ruby/purple color and the beautiful fruit that can be coazed out suggest a medium to full-bodied red that should hit its peak in 4-5 years and last 15 or more years."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2014

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."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate, October 2013

"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

RobbReport's Holiday Host's Guide Top 100 Wines
"Heidi Barrett's unusual blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot takes the taste buds on the wildest roller-coaster rides, presenting alternating flavors of red currant, plum, berry, grapefruit, curry, and pepper, to name but a few."
- Brett Anderson, "Winter Vintages: Our 100 favorite wines for the season", RobbReport Holiday 2012 Host's Guide


Heidi Barrett on Wine Library TV
See an interview with our winemaker Heidi Barrett discussing her experiences as a winemaker, Vin Perdu and many other wines:
Click here to view interview

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