2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend

Amuse Bouche

2014 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend

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 Wine

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.

The Artist: Edmund Ian Grant

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.

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Points
JAMES SUCKLING
2014 Vintage
"With such beautiful definition and balance, this may be the best ever from Amuse. Medium to full body, linear backbone and length, and a lovely, fresh finish. Drink now." - December 2016
94
Points
ANTONIO GALLONI
2014 Vintage
"The 2014 Amuse Bouche, the flagship Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend, is absolutely delicious. Dark cherry, mocha, spice and leather open up nicely in the glass. Fleshy, supple and radiant, with silky tannins underpinning the fruit, the 2014 has a lot to offer, even in the early going. I would prefer to drink it over the next decade or so." - January 2017