Amuse Bouche Vin Perdu 2017
|Region||California, North Coast, Napa County|
RoShamBo! Also known as rock-paper-scissors, is a hand game many of us played growing up. Some of us even still employ this game to determine the outcome of crucial decisions, such as who has to fetch the coffee at Starbucks. One too many rocks, paper or scissors and you could lose...hence the inspiration for this year's lost wine Vin Perdu 2016!
This is your opportunity to secure an allocation of our best value, most mind-altering wine from our Napa Valley estates. Every year the blend changes. The Vin Perdu 2016 Bordeaux-blend is masterfully composed by Winemaker Heidi Barrett to include: 75.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.5% Petit Verdot and 9.4% Cabernet Franc from the Fantesca, Amuse Bouche, Au Sommet, La Sirena and Barrett & Barrett vineyards. Each label features our patented flip lenticular label, and our unique storytelling with each new vintage. Vin Perdu continues to garner remarkable ratings for a second label wine.
The 2018 Vin Perdu is a blend of 38% Syrah, 33% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Petit Verdot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 6% Merlot. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes skipping out of the glass with bright, cheery notes of baked black cherries, plum preserves and blueberry pie with an undercurrent of freshly cracked black pepper, bacon and underbrush with fragrant wafts of licorice and violets. Full-bodied, rich and oh-so-seductive in the mouth, the palate reveals amazingly velvety tannins and tons of freshness, finishing with epic length and many, many layers. Delicious!
"There's a real sense of peppermint on the nose here as well as freshly picked blackcurrants, herbs and cedar. The refinement is so impressive with velvety, flowing tannins, vibrant acidity and a long finish that just oozes minerality. Tight and needs time still. Drink from 2020."
"The 2016 Vin Perdu is absolutely gorgeous. In 2016, Vin Perdu is once again based on a core of Cabernet Sauvignon. Rich, ample and beautifully layered in the glass, the 2016 has a lot to recommend it. Mocha, plum, bittersweet chocolate, leather and spice meld together in a super-expressive, resonant wine from John Schwartz and Heidi Barrett. The Vin Perdu is technically the second wine of Amuse Bouche, but in many vintages I prefer it. At $75 a bottle, it is one of the great values in Napa Valley wine."