Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot, by Heidi Barrett
 

2012 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend


2012 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend, Artwork by Diane Peterson
2012 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley
Red Blend label artwork by Marc Clauzade.

We confess... We went French this vintage. On the art, that is! We couldn't resist. For our Amuse Bouche 2012, we commissioned celebrated Parisian artist, Marc Clauzade, to create the gorgeous painting featured on this label: Le Bar à Vin.

Born in 1957 and raised in a family of art and fashion (both grandmothers were designers for France's top fashion houses in the 1930s), Clauzade embarked on an education in engineering before acknowledging his passion for art and enrolling at the Beaux-Arts school in Toulouse. Shortly after completing his training, he was awarded the coveted Grand Prix Oil from the FIAP Paris Salon. His art is now exhibited worldwide, including stateside at institutions such as the Galerie d'Art Français in New Orleans and the Galerie Rue Toulouse in Carmel. Clauzade uses flowing brushstrokes and contrasting lines to create flirty, colorful personalities in retro-chic milieus. The French Art Network hails Clauzade as "the first artist to reinterpret Lautrec and Dégas in over 100 years." Visit www.clauzade.net to learn more about Marc Clauzade's work.

We harvested the Amuse Bouche 2012 on October 2 from our lofty vineyards in the east Rutherford Hills of Napa Valley. The blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Franc is currently resting in a combination of Taransaud, Radoux and Gamba cooperage, awaiting its March 2014 bottling date. 575 cases were produced. We will ship your wine in the fall 2014, weather permitting.

You will receive your limited edition lithograph of Le Bar à Vin once you secure your allocation. Our lithographs are produced on 19th-century presses and hand signed and numbered by Marc Clauzade.

The enclosed order form may be faxed or returned to us via email. All Amuse Bouche 2012 allocations will be based on product availability, mailing list seniority and past purchase history. The Amuse Bouche 2012 magnum and 5L large formats will be offered in the spring of 2014.

Order 2012 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot

 

Shipping Information
Orders will ship pending weather conditions. We can currently ship to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, HI, IA, IL, MN, MO, NM, NY, OH, RI, TX, VA, and WA. 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.

 

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