Ratings & Tasting notes:
Amuse Bouche wines are created by world renown winemaker Heidi Barrett. Heidi is perhaps Napa’s most famous winemaker as she was Screaming Eagle’s winemaker for all of it’s inaugural vintages.
91 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Vin Perdu is a creative blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Floral, peppery, spicy, meaty notes, good acidity and attractive freshness and purity are hallmarks of wine consultant/winemaker Heidi Barrett. This cuvée has the most potential complexity of this trio, but like its siblings, it is still youthful, holding much of its charm and character in reserve. Nevertheless, the dense ruby/purple color and the beautiful fruit that can be coaxed out suggest a medium to full-bodied red that should hit its peak in 4-5 years and last 15 or more years. 91+ points. (RP) (10/2014)
90 points Vinous
Amuse Bouche’s 2012 Vin Perdu is pretty, soft and supple in the glass. Dark red cherry, cedar, tobacco, smoke and licorice are all laced together in an understated Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with lovely purity in its fruit and engaging personality that is best suited to near-term drinking. (AG)(12/2014)
Stored in a climate controlled cellar on its side in the dark at 55 degrees F and 75% humidity since purchase.