Amuse Bouche

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95
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Amuse Bouche 2008 Red (Napa Valley)

  1. $200
One sip is all it takes to understand that this is a vital, impressive and possibly profound wine. A blend of 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, it displays the voluptuous richness of a Heidi Barrett wine, but also shows a firmness of character and a structural dryness that elevate it. Exceptionally flavorful in blackberries and cherries, it has tantalizing hints of…  — S.H.  (3/1/2011)
94
points

Amuse Bouche 2003 Red Wine (Napa Valley)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $200
Last year’s bottling was elegant and refined. This year, the Merlot-Cabernet Franc blend remains an extremely elegant wine, yet is even richer in chocolate-cherry flavor, drizzled with vanilla and cinnamon, and wickedly soft on the palate. Somehow, all this richness manages to stay dry.  — S.H.  (8/1/2006)
93
points

Amuse Bouche 2004 Richard G. Peterson Brut Rosé Pinot Noir (Napa Valley)

  • Cellar Selection
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  1. $175
Legendary vintner Dick Peterson made this rosé from 100% Pinot Noir grown at his vineyard in Yountville. It’s light, crisp and elegant, with intricately layered flavors of strawberries, raspberries, yeast, brioche and vanilla. The mousse is very fine, the finish long and complex. Even at the age of nine years, it’s nowhere near ready. Try after 2019.  — S.H.  (9/1/2013)
93
points

Amuse Bouche 2004 Red Wine (Napa Valley)

  1. $175
This is one of those superripe, superopulent, superfancy reds that makes tasters stop and pause. A volouptuous wine, so ripe in cassis, cherry and chocolate truffle, so smooth in tannins, yet balanced. This is truly New World winemaking at its most profound, but a bit obvious. Drink now–2010, at least.  — S.H.  (5/1/2007)
90
points

Amuse Bouche 2002 Merlot-Cabernet Franc (Napa Valley)

  1. $200
Winemaker-owner Heidi Peterson Barrett (Screaming Eagle, La Sirena, others) chose only Merlot and Cab Franc for this first release, obviously meant to make a statement with its fancy graphics, rock-heavy bottle and price. The wine is delicious, but so ethereal, you wonder if it wouldn’t benefit from a little Cabernet.  — S.H.  (10/1/2004)
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