Amuse Bouche was founded in 2002 when renowned Napa Valley winemaker Heidi Peterson Barrett and her friend John Schwartz decided to create a Pomerol-inspired Merlot from Napa Valley. Barrett grew up in the Napa Valley and has worked for numerous Napa Valley producers. She became a head winemaker at Buehler Vineyards at age 25, and went on to work in freelance winemaking. She was later hired as winemaker at Dalla Valle and consulted at many other wineries. In 1994 she started making La Sirena, a Sangiovese. Amuse Bouche is typically 96% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc. Barrett selects original artwork for each vintage’s distinctive label.