About The Producer
Another practically perfect cult-wine from Napa’s “first lady of wine,” Heidi Barrett, this is the highest rated Amuse Bouche ever. This limited edition, Pomerol style red blend is absolutely stunning.
About The Wine Label
We commissioned renowned New Orleans artist James Michalopolous to create our 2018 label art, aculinary-inspired piece entitled “Fish Swish.” Born in 1951 in Pennsylvania, James was drawn to New Orleans in 1981 in search of hippie bohemian culture in America. He began sketching artists and musicians, houses and street corners. Fascinated with the duality of beauty and decay, he adopted the architecture of the city as his muse. He captured the spirit and the essence of his subject in layer upon layer of thick impasto paint. His portraits of shotgun houses and creole cottages brimmed with color and energy. This body of work, infused with
Michalopolous’ singular style, came to represent for the world the gritty, vibrant, alluring image of the Big Easy; and it established him as the most influential living artist in the region.
Grape / Blend
92% Merlot with 8% Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley, California
Winemaker Tasting Notes
You will notice the earthy complexity from aroma to finish, underlined by beautiful, subtle Bordeaux-esque cherry fruit, cassis, bright elements of blueberries and warm, integrated oak nuances.
98 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Proprietary Red Blend Amuse Bouche is composed of 92% Merlot
and 8% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it bursts from the glass
with bombastic scents of ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest
cake with hints of Morello cherries, star anise, cardamom and red roses, plus a
touch of garrigue. The medium to full-bodied palate is an exercise in poise,
delivering loads of vibrant black fruit and exotic spice flavors with bold
freshness plus exquisitely ripe, rounded tannins, finishing with fantastic length
and perfume. Absolutely stunning Merlot!"
Product size: 750ml