Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Merlot, by Heidi Barrett
 

2015 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend


2015 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend, Artwork by chef Jacques Pépin

2015 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley
Red Blend label artwork by
chef Jacques Pépin.

In our world, there is no trinity quite so holy as that of wine, food and art. These pleasures – three of life's greatest – come together harmoniously as we proudly offer your six-bottle allocation of Amuse Bouche 2015. Made in the Pomerol style, this year's blend is 88% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc from our vineyard on Rutherford's eastern hillside.

Napa Valley's 2015 vintage was marked by grape yields historically smaller in quantity but exceptional in quality. Circumstances allowed Winemaker Heidi Barrett to create a masterpiece in a bottle – and not just any bottle. Our Amuse Bouche 2015 label is graced with astonishing artwork entitled Le Pique-Nique by Jacques Pépin. A longtime friend of ours, Jacques is a world renowned chef whose impactful work in the culinary world spans more than six decades. His most recent awards include the inaugural Julia Child Award and the American Public Television's Lifetime Achievement Award.

Our two personal favorites of the 28 cookbooks Jacques has penned are La Méthode and La Technique. These two cookbooks are among the holy grail of culinary education in the 1970s. This is when Americans finally began to step away from meatloaf, macaroni & cheese and shake ‘n bake chicken, instead venturing towards cuisine that Europeans have known for decades. Jacques Pépin and Julia Childs redefined the American food scene and we never looked back.

Jacques was born in France in 1935 and from a young age, made the kitchen his home. He was well-established in Europe by the time he made his way to the United States in 1959. A charismatic voice and an iconic figure, his mastery of the kitchen has transcended time and connected the culinary cultures of continents divided by an ocean.

Luckily for us, he also happens to be graceful with a paintbrush. Our striking 2015 label by Jacques exemplifies the sensuous, aesthetic nature of what we believe to be life's pinnacle experiences – the kind where food, wine and breathtaking art abound!

We hope you'll join us in the Napa Valley soon. To reserve your 2015 allocation or to request a private Amuse Bouche tasting at our estate, please call 707.251.9300. You may also fill out the enclosed order form to secure your allocation. Your signed, numbered, limited-edition Le Pique-Nique lithograph has been expertly produced on a 19th-century press by an atelier in Paris and will ship when you secure your allocation. Our 2015 Amuse Bouche magnums and 5L large formats will be offered in Spring 2017. We appreciate your continued support of the wines we love to make!

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Accolades for the 2013 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend

95 POINTS
"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."
- James Suckling, November 2016

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

 

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