Imagine gathering on a beautiful cloudless night, waiting for something magical to transform the darkness. Suddenly the sky explodes with color, light, and noise, dazzling the senses. The fireworks fade, but the memory of those captivating moments linger. This experience inspired the label art for our 2013 Vin Perdu - a crescendo of flavors with a lingering finish.
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 2013 Vin Perdu is 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9.6% Merlot, 9.6% Syrah, 8.6% Petit Verdot, and 3.2% 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.
"The denisty and beauty to this are beautiful with a medium to full body, firm and soft tannins and racy finish. Drink or hold." - James Suckling, December 2016
"With a colorful label, the 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Vin Perdu is a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Syrah, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. The wine shows rich, saddle-leather-infused coffee and chocolaty blackberry fruit and plenty of robust, bordering on rustic flavors. This is a pedal-to-the-metal, fun wine and very well-made; a big, substantial mouthful of wine that should drink nicely for another 7-8 years." - Wine Advocate #222, December 2015
"The 2013 Vin Perdu is dark, bold and juicy, with plenty of mocha, dark chocolate, grilled herbs, menthol and blackberry jam nuances. Flashy and overt, the 2013 is a terrific choice for drinking over the next handful of years. The presence of Syrah, Merlot and Petite Sirah in the blend gives the 2013 distinctly dark-leaning tonalities of fruit. The Vin Perdu or 'lost wine' is a blend of lots from several projects overseen by winemaker Heidi Barrett." - Vinous, October 2015