Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot, by Heidi Barrett
 

2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend


2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend, Artwork by Edmund Ian Grant
2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley
Red Blend label artwork by
Edmund Ian Grant.

We are pleased to offer you an allocation of our Amuse Bouche 2014 - a stunning vintage that may go down as one of Napa Valley's best in years!

The Amuse Bouche 2014 was harvested on September 18 and 22. It is a slightly different blend than its predecessors. From our vineyards in the eastern hills of Rutherford, the blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc makes this vintage a bit more robust on the palate, while retaining its acclaimed finesse and elegance. The wine is currently resting in a combination of Taransaud, Radoux and Gamba cooperage, awaiting its March 2016 bottling date. We produced 700 cases, and we will ship the wine in the fall of 2016.

We commissioned critically-acclaimed, internationally-collected artist, Edmund Ian Grant, to create the painting for this vintage. "Kickin' Out the Bouillabaisse" exuberantly reflects Grant's distinctive style, vivid imagination, compelling storytelling and innovative use of color. During the past 30 years, Grant has exhibited in most major US cities as well as in Milan, London, Monte Carlo, Venice, and Paris at the Grand Palais. Most recently, he won the coveted Leonardo Award, the top honor for painting at the International Biennale of Chianciano 2015 held in Tuscany. Edmund's work is often featured at prestigious art fairs, such as Art Basel, known for showcasing 20-21st century masters, the LA Art Show and Concept Miami. To learn more about Edmund's work, please visit www.edmundiangrant.com.

Your signed and numbered, limited-edition lithograph will be expertly produced on a 19th-century press by an atelier in Paris. It will ship to you once you secure your allocation.

Please download and return the below order form via fax or email. All Amuse Bouche 2014 allocations will be based on product availability, mailing list seniority and past purchase history. We will offer Amuse Bouche 2014 magnum and 5-liter large formats in the spring of 2016.

Order 2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot

 

Shipping Information
For more information call us at 1-707-251-9300 or email us at info@amusebouchewine.com.

Accolades for the 2013 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend

94 POINTS
"The flagship wine of Amuse Bouche, the 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Amuse Bouche (Merlot), 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, has always been one of the best Merlot-based wines in Northern California. It shows loads of espresso bean, white chocolate, mocha, black cherry and blackberry fruit. The wine is soft, but structured, vibrant, juicy and full-bodied. Drink it over the next 15-20 years."
- Robert Parker, Wine Advocate #222, December 2015

93 POINTS
"The 2013 Amuse Bouche is one of the more refined wines I have tasted here. Sweet floral and spice notes open up first, followed by an intricately woven fabric of expressive dark red fleshed fruits. Hints of menthol, tobacco and wild flowers add to the wine's sensual, perfumed personality. Elegant, supple and forward, the 2013 Amuse Bouche can be enjoyed young. The blend is 90% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc."
- Antonio Galloni, Vinous, October 2015

 

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