Amuse Bouche Winery

(707) 251-9300 2930 St Helena Hwy N
St. Helena, CA 94574
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Amuse Bouche, French for, “amusement for the mouth,” is located in the St Helena AVA. Famed winemaker Heidi Barrett produces a single Merlot/Cabernet Franc each year in the style of Pomerol on the Right Bank of the Gironde. Each label features original artwork. The 2002 Amuse Bouche is a blend of Merlot from a small, 3 acre vineyard and Cabernet Franc from Oakville. As is the case with all of Amuse Bouche’s wines, it was aged in French oak before bottling. Heidi Barrett made 3,000 cases of this inaugural vintage. The winery recently released the 2004 vintage which was a warm growing season especially around harvest. Yields were lower than average and the grapes were ready to be picked a few weeks earlier than the norm. Artist Ira Yeager created the artwork for this wine’s label. – Description from mriskic

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  • Amuse Bouche Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2007

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  • Amuse Bouche Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Vin Perdu 2005

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    This is the second wine of the famous, Amuse Bouche from the joint venture, Heidi Barrett and John Schwartz. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.The nose is round and attractive with liquorice and blackcurrant. On the palate the wine is well balanced with a great integration of the tannins and the acidity. Plent... Read More

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  • Amuse Bouche Proprietary Red 2005

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