Vinous 90 points - (a blend of merlot and cabernet franc): Good full red-ruby. Aromas of dark berries, licorice and violet, plus a strong measure of cinnamon oak. Sweet, supple and easygoing, with rich, lush dark berry and chocolatey oak flavors. A surprisingly forward blend for the vintage, but there are plenty of sweet oak-driven tannins for support.
Wine Advocate 92 points - The 2010 Amuse Bouche Red Blend (93% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc from Rutherford vineyards) is considered to be a California version of a top-class Pomerol. It possesses a deep ruby/purple color as well as a sexy, mocha and black cherry-scented bouquet with a hint of background toast. Round, juicy, supple-textured and opulent, it is hard to resist this medium to full-bodied red’s abundant quantities of fruit, glycerin and character. Enjoy it over the next decade. (Oct 2013)