This third Wine Country mystery, following The Merlot Murders and The Chardonnay Charade, involves a 200-year-old bottle of Bordeaux that Thomas Jefferson may have purchased for George Washington, and which turns out to be a wine to die for.
"During an oenophilic supper at Mount Vernon, glamorous guest lecturer Valerie Beauvais hints there's something suspect about the prize bottle—a Bordeaux Thomas Jefferson supposedly bought for George Washington in 1790—to be auctioned at the upcoming charity fund-raiser Lucie will be hosting. But before the wine scholar can make it to Montgomery Estate Vineyard for a personal inspection, she's the victim of a fatal accident. Or is it murder? Turning detective, Lucie quickly finds plenty of bad blood—and deadly secrets—even among the horsey set she counts as friends.... The action canters along briskly, infused with plenty of local color and wine lore."—Publishers Weekly