2002 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WS 92
  • IWC 92
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2002 Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Wine

WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, June 2004
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... 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. Best from 2005 through 2012. 300 cases made. -JL
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, February 2005
($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... ($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. 92 points
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2012
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... 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. - Robert M. Parker, Jr.