2002 Amuse Bouche Red

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Red Bordeaux Blend

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SKU: 81753-2002-750

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$159.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($195; a blend of merlot and cabernet franc) Bright ruby-red. Aromas of bitter cherry, plum, licorice, dark chocolate, tobacco and smoke. Juicy, sappy and fruity, with dark berry, mineral, licorice, tobacco and fresh herb flavors enlivened by harmonious acidity. Vibrant and light on its feet. Elegant, flavorful wine, finishing with fine tannins and lovely verve.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/Feburary 2005
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    Primarily Merlot blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc, Amuse Bouche's Merlot is packaged in a heavy, artisanal bottle displaying the artwork of Guy Buffet on the label. It is a classic, high quality Merlot with an opaque ruby/purple color as well as notes of sweet cherries, Asian plum sauce, and hints of camphor and ink. The fragrant aromatics are followed by a medium to full-bodied wine revealing gorgeous fruit, purity, glycerin and texture. This 2002 appears to have hit full maturity and should drink well for another decade given its level of concentration and balance.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Ultraripe and showy, with juicy wild berry, blackberry and currant flavors that are complex and concentrated, with a tight focus and a long, lingering aftertaste. Not shy about the use of toasty oak; the wood folds in nicely. A touch of heat on the finish underscores the ripeness, and it has ample tannins. Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
    Author: James Laube
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  • Heidi Barrett and John Schwartz, created this joint venture, aiming for the Pomerol-style of Bordeaux. This inspired team has constructed brilliant Merlot-driven wines that rival both Napa and Bordeaux counterparts. Barrett crafts wines with the rich purity and complex charm of Merlot with a judicious dollop of Cabernet Franc. Past clients include Screaming Eagle, Grace Family and Vineyard 29 and current clients include Jones Family and Revana Family Vineyards.

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    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 277 bottles owned
    • 62 collectors