2008 Amuse Bouche Magnum

2008 Amuse Bouche Magnum

Wine Enthusiast 95pts: "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 herbs, olive tapenade and, of course, intensely fine oak."


Wine Advocate 93pts: "Sweet, super-ripe red berries, mint and flowers all meld together in the 2008 Amuse Bouche. This is an especially high-toned, silky wine. There is considerable richness in the glass, but at the same time the alcohol is also a bit present at times. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018."

  • Vintage:2008
  • Country:United States
Price: $825.00
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Producer Notes: "Once again, we have produced a Pomerol-style wine, blending 94% Merlot with 6% Cabernet Franc from our estate vineyards. The '08 was harvested by blocks on Sept 18 and October 1. This was a very good vintage in Napa Valley, but with much lower yields; our production was just under 500 cases. Heidi describes this wine as remarkably aromatic, with strong flavors of jammy black cherries and cocoa bean and underlying hints of crushed minerals and vanilla. Simply delicious! The Amuse Bouche 2008 is resting in a combination of Taransaud, Gamba and Radoux cooperage, awaiting its April 2010 bottling date. We will release the wine to you in the fall of 2010, weather permitting."

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Size 1.5L
Region Napa Valley
Sub Region No
Department US Cabernet & Red Blends
Varietal Merlot
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