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2002 Verite - La Muse Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Sonoma - Red

USA - California - Sonoma

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

"The name Verite, French for truth, stands for wines that reflect their soil with integrity." The artisanal project of the late legendary California wine pioneer Jess Jackson, Verite sets out to produce serious Bordeaux-quality wines, with distinct California charm. To carry out his vision, Jackson imported Bordelais winemaker Pierre Seillan to craft three separate cuvees, each in the style of... More »

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98
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2012-2037 VF: 2004-2012
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 120
Author rdalehite
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 92.344%
Tasted On 06/25/2014

Ridiculously good wine. Chocolate undertones, deep, rich, ruby texture. Beautiful aromatic nose. Just a powerhouse Napa/Sonoma Cab. The SOMM I had dinner with agreed, this was an absolute treat. Must get more.

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Author Anon
Site / Blog Trust Rating 92.344%
Tasted On 08/20/2013
Drink Dates 2012-2037

A blend of 93% Merlot / 7% Cabernet Franc (92% from the Alexander Mountain Estate, 6% from Bennett Valley and 2% from Knight's Valley), the 2002 La Muse is a "kissing cousin" of the 2001, only softer and more flamboyant. Classically Californian in its exuberant, flamboyant, super-rich, unctuously textured style, the tannins are softer than in the 2001, but the wine unquestionably has the potential to last for another quarter of a century. It exhibits an opaque plum/purple color along with abundant notes of cassis, licorice, graphite, coffee cake and spice box. More approachable than the 2001, the 2002 will offer phenomenal drinking over the next 25 years.

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Author rcmeredith
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 10/07/2010
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