Amuse Bouche

Napa Valley Red Blend

9.3220 ratings
9.259 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Franc
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Blue Cheese
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.2

Drink now - like Christmas candy but it on down slope now

Drink now - like Christmas candy but it on down slope now

Jul 13th, 2020
Ron R
9.3

Heidi’s own cab label. Lovely expression of a blend. Needs more time n the bottle. Eclipsed by the prior tastings. Still excellent. Leave this for another 3 years.
Another stellar gift from
@Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar 😚

Heidi’s own cab label. Lovely expression of a blend. Needs more time n the bottle. Eclipsed by the prior tastings. Still excellent. Leave this for another 3 years.
Another stellar gift from
@Mike R and Rhonda’s cellar 😚

Dec 14th, 2019
Matt Sterr

OK Merlot.

OK Merlot.

Sep 14th, 2019
Shay A
9.4

Wow! High octane, but at the same time, balanced. Red, blue and black fruit on the nose. Violet too. Nutmeg and some cocoa dusted bay leaf. Palate is young. Licorice and cassis. Blueberry driven finish that is both powerful and refined at the same time. Plenty of time ahead for this.

Wow! High octane, but at the same time, balanced. Red, blue and black fruit on the nose. Violet too. Nutmeg and some cocoa dusted bay leaf. Palate is young. Licorice and cassis. Blueberry driven finish that is both powerful and refined at the same time. Plenty of time ahead for this.

Sep 15th, 2018
Mike R
9.5

A very special Napa blend that I just really love - thank you Heidi Barrett

A very special Napa blend that I just really love - thank you Heidi Barrett

Aug 24th, 2018
DLynn Proctor

Penfolds Ambassador

9.4

Whoa

Whoa

Jan 17th, 2018
Brian Lamborn

Winery Operations/Partner Lamborn Family Vineyards

10

Better than I expected, and I expected a lot! Stunning.

Better than I expected, and I expected a lot! Stunning.

2 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2014
Logan Smyser

Heidi is an overall rock star!

Heidi is an overall rock star!

2 people found it helpfulMay 10th, 2014
Mike R
9.5

When you pop one and decant and then taste you never really know what to expect but gratefully my family on Delectable has helped me so much - I know it is holidays speaking but we have so much as a group to thankful for - to you and yours - have a glorious holiday

This wine has been resting for a long time - I have decided to start drinking wines that I was storing as I cannot take them with me so Dilly Dilly

What a wine what a wine what a mighty good wine

Dark purplish red as is the season - when I taste I immediately smile and laugh with hohoho sound - the smell is amazing with all the kitchen sink ingredients but somehow I smell mistletoe and cinnamon - ''tis the season again" - and the finish is long like when you watch a big snowflake fall from the sky - it takes forever and ever

Starting my annual Christmas wine journey and again thank you folks for making the wine taste even better with your likes and comments - more wine to come tonight and tomorrow

Smiling for so many reasons and happy holiday

When you pop one and decant and then taste you never really know what to expect but gratefully my family on Delectable has helped me so much - I know it is holidays speaking but we have so much as a group to thankful for - to you and yours - have a glorious holiday

This wine has been resting for a long time - I have decided to start drinking wines that I was storing as I cannot take them with me so Dilly Dilly

What a wine what a wine what a mighty good wine

Dark purplish red as is the season - when I taste I immediately smile and laugh with hohoho sound - the smell is amazing with all the kitchen sink ingredients but somehow I smell mistletoe and cinnamon - ''tis the season again" - and the finish is long like when you watch a big snowflake fall from the sky - it takes forever and ever

Starting my annual Christmas wine journey and again thank you folks for making the wine taste even better with your likes and comments - more wine to come tonight and tomorrow

Smiling for so many reasons and happy holiday

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2017
Skip Smyser

Heidi Barrett hits another home run . This exceptional blend is predominately Merlot . So approachable now but years left to evolve. Lovely

Heidi Barrett hits another home run . This exceptional blend is predominately Merlot . So approachable now but years left to evolve. Lovely

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016