BenMarco Malbec 2020
BenMarco Malbec brings together the best components of the Los Chacayes soil, such as its alluvial character with excellent permeability. The wine is a testimony of Valle de Uco, endowed with aromas of black berries, notes of violets, pronounced acidity, firm tannins and great length. BenMarco Malbec pairs well with grilled red meats, sausages, seasoned or roasted pork, hard cheeses and pasta with meat-based sauces.
Vin Perdu Napa Valley Red Blend
This is your opportunity to secure an allocation of our best value, most mind-altering wine from our Napa Valley estates. Every year the blend changes. The Vin Perdu 2019 is composed of estate grown grapes from the Amuse Bouche, La Sirena and Fantesca properties. For this vintage, Heidi masterfully blended 42.3% Cabernet Sauvignon with 33.1% Petit Verdot, 16.9% Merlot, 6.2% Malbec and 1.5% Petite Sirah. We produced only 200 cases. Each label features our patented flip lenticular label, and our unique storytelling with each new vintage. The 2019 Vin Perdu label reflects these past 12 months of our lives and the indisputable conclusion that if you don’t occasionally remove your mask to savor the finer things in life, the wine will be lost forever!
LeRoy Neiman Red Blend 2019
It is our great honor to celebrate the legacy of LeRoy Neiman on his centennial birthday this year. We have teamed up with the LeRoy Neiman Foundation to produce a limited-edition Napa Valley wine paired with an original lithograph. This is an extremely rare offering that will be allocated on a first-in basis to you, our most loyal supporters! Heidi has masterfully blended Bordeaux varietal lots from our various vineyards in Napa Valley to create LeRoy Neiman Vintage 2019. Varietals: 63.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15.6% Syrah, 10.1% Petit Sirah, 8.4% Petit Verdot, 2.1% Cabernet Franc
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend 2018
We commissioned renowned New Orleans artist James Michalopolous to create our 2018 label art, aculinary-inspired piece entitled “Fish Swish.” Born in 1951 in Pennsylvania, James was drawn to New Orleans in 1981 in search of hippie bohemian culture in America. He began sketching artists and musicians, houses and street corners. Fascinated with the duality of beauty and decay, he adopted the architecture of the city as his muse. He captured the spirit and the essence of his subject in layer upon layer of thick impasto paint. This body of work, infused with Michalopolous’ singular style, came to represent for the world the gritty, vibrant, alluring image of the Big Easy; and it established him as the most influential living artist in the region. Varietals: 92% Merlot, 8% Cabernet France
Amuse Bouche Napa Valley Red Blend 2019
For the 2019 vintage of Amuse Bouche, it features the artwork by one the most prominent artists of our time. Françoise Gilot, born in 1921, is a decorated French painter perhaps best known for her long, stormy relationship with Pablo Picasso, with whom she had two children, Claude and Paloma. Gilot is highly regarded as an international artist of the second half of the twentieth century. She has exhibited her work for more than 50 years in the major art centers of Europe, Asia, and North America. She was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters with rank of Commander in 1988, the French Legion of Honor with rank of Chevalier in 1990, and the rank of Officer in the National Order of Merit by the president of France in 1996. Amuse Bouche 2019 is crafted in the Pomerol-style, is a blend of 92% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc from our vineyards in the east Rutherford Hills of Napa Valley. "The 2019 Amuse Bouche, a Right Bank-inspired Merlot/Cabernet Franc blend is superb. Expansive, sweet aromatics are immediately seductive. Silky tannins wrap around a core of plum fruit, sweet tobacco, chocolate, spice and leather. This wonderfully expressive, elegant Napa Valley red hits all the right notes in a mid-weight, nuanced style that is all class." - Antonio Galloni, January 2022 "This is a beautiful, juicy, merlot-based red with melted-chocolate and berry aromas and flavors. It’s full and creamy with lovely balance and attractive character, showing freshness and layers of fruit. Violets and berries at the end. Merlot and cabernet franc. Gorgeous. Drink or hold." - 95 points, James Suckling