ABOUT THIS 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. We produced 700 cases.
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.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
Heidi Barrett grew up in the Napa Valley in a winemaking family and was destined to become one of California's leading winemakers. It is said that winemaking is a combination of science and art. With a scientist-winemaker father and an artist mother it is no big surprise that Heidi was drawn to the wine industry. With great enthusiasm, a love for what she does, and an incredible wealth of experience, Heidi blends the art and science of winemaking like few can.
In 2002, Heidi partnered with longtime friend John Schwartz to create Amuse Bouche, a Pomerol-inspired Merlot from Napa Valley. Recognizing that the cult wine phenomenon has created an almost aspirational class structure among collectors, the partners decided to make this limited edition wine available to a much broader consumer base. Winemaker Heidi Barrett explains, "We have created Amuse Bouche, a limited edition, superb Pomerol style wine with the added value of limited edition art that is available to consumers through a variety of channels."
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