2013 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend
The Amuse Bouche 2013 was harvested on September 17, and is a blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc from our vineyards in the eastern hills of Rutherford. It is currently resting in a combination of Taransaud, Radoux and Gamba cooperage, awaiting its March 2015 bottling date. We produced 625 cases, and shipped the wine in the fall of 2015.
The Artist: LeRoy Neiman
LeRoy Neiman's "Sun Drenched Table" is the second piece of art we've commissioned from him to adorn an Amuse Bouche vintage. The bounty of colors and the complexity of this exquisite watercolor perfectly complement the 2013 wine Heidi has crafted for you. We are very fortunate to have known LeRoy for nearly ten years. This painting is one of his final works. LeRoy passed away in June 2012 at the age of 91 years.
Neiman often is described as an American impressionist. He employed a distinctive vivacity of color to evoke the subject, create the narrative and set the mood. His works hang in many renowned museums, including the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Today, Neiman originals sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars, and his signed lithographs often command close to $5,000.