The 2018 AMUSE BOUCHE Proprietary Red Wine is an exceptional blend that captivates the senses with its rich flavors, refined structure, and elegant character. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, this wine showcases the artistry and expertise of its creators.
This red is a harmonious blend of Bordeaux varietals, predominantly Merlot and Cabernet Franc, sourced from select vineyards in the Napa Valley. The vineyards’ unique terroir and favorable micro climates contribute to the exceptional quality of the grapes, resulting in a wine of remarkable complexity and depth.
In the glass, the 2018 AMUSE BOUCHE exhibits a deep ruby hue with hints of violet, enticing the eye with its vibrant allure. On the nose, it reveals an exquisite bouquet of ripe blackberries, dark cherries, and cassis, interwoven with subtle notes of tobacco, cedar, and vanilla. The aromas are both intense and refined, promising a symphony of flavors to come.
The palate is a revelation of layered flavors that unfold gracefully. Velvety tannins provide a structured foundation, while flavors of black fruits, plum, and chocolate dance on the tongue. There is a perfect balance between fruit and oak, showcasing the wine’s impeccable integration and finesse. The finish is long and lingering, leaving a lasting impression of elegance and sophistication.
The 2018 AMUSE BOUCHE Proprietary Red Wine is a testament to the art of wine making, marrying tradition with innovation. It is a wine that demands attention and rewards the discerning palate. Whether enjoyed on its own or paired with a gourmet meal, this wine is an experience that will delight and enchant wine enthusiasts for years to come. We produced 725 cases
The 2018 AMUSE BOUCHE Proprietary Red Wine is not only an exceptional blend but also a work of art. For its label, the renowned New Orleans artist James Michalopolous was commissioned to create a culinary-inspired piece titled “Fish Swish.” Born in Pennsylvania in 1951, James was drawn to the vibrant culture of New Orleans in 1981, seeking the bohemian spirit of the hippie movement in America.
As an artist, James began sketching the city’s artists, musicians, houses, and street corners. What fascinated him was the juxtaposition of beauty and decay that he found in New Orleans’ architecture. He made it his muse, capturing the spirit and essence of the city in his art through thick layers of impasto paint. His vibrant portraits of shotgun houses and Creole cottages became iconic representations of the Big Easy, brimming with color and energy.
James Michalopolous’ body of work, infused with his unique style, came to symbolize the gritty, vibrant, and alluring image of New Orleans for the world. His art established him as the most influential living artist in the region, leaving an indelible mark on the city’s artistic landscape.
By featuring James Michalopolous’ “Fish Swish” on the label of the 2018 AMUSE BOUCHE Red Wine, the creators pay homage to the rich cultural heritage of New Orleans and the captivating allure of the culinary world. The label itself becomes a piece of art, blending the realms of wine and visual creativity into a singular experience for wine enthusiasts. With every sip of this exquisite blend, one can appreciate not only the craftsmanship in the bottle but also the artistic spirit that inspired it.