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 2012 artwork is inspired by the lucrative moment when the Roulette dealer proclaims, "Rien ne va plus!"
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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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:
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Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2012

On a steamy night in Monte Carlo, red and black flash by in a tantalizing blur. The Roulette dealer waves an imperious hand over the table and proclaims, "Rien ne va plus!" (Loosely translated: "No more bets!"). The ball clatters around the wheel on its final round before dropping into red slot number 18.

This rather lucrative moment in Monaco inspired the label for our 2012 Vin Perdu. If we, again loosely, translate the French phrase above to "all bets are off," it perfectly describes this vintage -- a show stopper resulting from a magical growing season in Napa Valley.

We are proud and excited to offer our most loyal customers an allocation of 2012 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 2012 Vin Perdu is 42.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14.3% Syrah, 22.3% Merlot, 3% Petit Syrah, 7.4% Petit Verdot, and 10.9% 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.

For the 2012 vintage of Vin Perdu, we produced a limited quantity of both 5-liter jerobaums and 750ml bottles (six packs). Each jerobaum is endowed with Heidi's signature. 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.

Order 2011 Vin Perdu Red Wine

Our "lost wine" is the best value wine Heidi produces, and it will disappear quickly. (The 2011 sold out just two weeks after the offering.) We know the 2012 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 2012 Vin Perdu in August/September, weather permitting.

Orders will ship pending weather conditions.

 

Accolades for Vin Perdu Napa Valley 2012

91+ POINTS
"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

94 POINTS
"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

View past vintages:
2011 vintage
2010 vintage
2009 vintage
2008 vintage
2007 vintage
2006 Vintage
2005 vintage