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2009 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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WA 96+
96
IWC 95
Drink Dates
WA: 2017-2047
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 168

(the Pomerol of the trio, based on 86% merlot): Bright red-ruby. Sweet aromas of black raspberry, bitter chocolate, violet and smoke. Large-scaled, velvety and deep, with outstanding intensity and sweetness to its dark berry, violet and mineral flavors. Boasts a compelling combination of suavity of texture and sheer energy. Extremely long on the aftertaste, with noble tannins barely noticeable today.

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WA 96+
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 210
Drink Dates 2017-2047

The 2009 La Muse (86% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec; 14.5% alcohol) is a blockbuster offering complex, intense notes of Asian plum sauce, figs, black currants, white chocolate and cedar. The wine reveals an extra level of texture and richness along with full body, an unctuous texture, and a super ripeness and richness that does not go over the top. The tannins are noticeable, but well-integrated as are the new oak and acidity. This big, backstrapping, Merlot-based wine is meant for long-term cellaring. Give it 4-5 more years in the bottle and enjoy it over the following 30 years.

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Author Thaddeus Phoenix
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 11/11/2013
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