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Verite Blend Blend Vérité America California Sonoma 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2001 Brut Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvee is another pristine, brilliant wine, here made all the more remarkable by the challenging vintage. This is a decidedly rich, structured style for Vilmart, with tons of fruit, phenomenal length and an exceptional, textured finish. Today, the 2001 Coeur de Cuvee is a touch inward, but another year or two in bottle should help the wine come to together. It is yet another superb Champagne from Vilmart and proprietor Laurent Champs. The Coeur de Cuvee is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Les Blanches Voies fermented in small neutral French oak and bottled with 8 grams of dosage. Only the ‘heart’ of the pressing, the middle 800 liters, is used for the Coeur de Cuvee, hence the wine’s name. This is Lot L0109, disgorged January, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021...95" WA 12/10

Valdicava:
Here in Montalcino the opulence of the Sangiovese grape, more than any other place in Tuscany, has lead to a darker, deeper, and more concentrated wine. At our precise latitude of 43 degrees, the warmth of the nearby Tirrean Sea, the protective barrier of the "Monte Amiata", the coolness of the wooded areas, the breeze and moderate rainfall all coincide to facilitate the growth of these grapes ... Read more
Here in Montalcino the opulence of the Sangiovese grape, more than any other place in Tuscany, has lead to a darker, deeper, and more concentrated wine. At our precise latitude of 43 degrees, the warmth of the nearby Tirrean Sea, the protective barrier of the "Monte Amiata", the coolness of the wooded areas, the breeze and moderate rainfall all coincide to facilitate the growth of these grapes to fragrant, full maturity. VALDICAVA is located in the Montosoli area which is famous in Montalcino for creating wines with great balance of body and aromas. We pay the utmost attention towards maintaining the individual characteristics of our wines in order to exalt the spirit of the place, the 'genius loci' of our estate. Read less

Member Reviews for Verite Blend Blend Vérité America California Sonoma

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Snooth User: aronowm2
333343,705
3.50 5
03/30/2008

this is not a quaffing wine. it needs an hour of decanting and MUST be paired with food...we paired it with burritos and it was terrific. I had a chorizo buritto and my wife had a veggie one. Not as full bodied as i had expected but that didn't matter. Lots of oak, but not in a bad way.


Snooth User: dbhonig
283711,150
4.00 5
02/15/2009

Half an hour after opening, the color was translucent, like an Oregon pinot, but brick red, trending strongly to orange near the rim. The nose was lovely, starting wtih coffee, then hazelnut liquor, buttered toast, and blackberries. Blackberries were clear on the palate as well, along with cassis, followed by sage and licorice, all over an underlying mushroom earthiness. Tannins did not show up until the finish, which was long, smooth and had a creamy softness.Three hours after the bottle was opened the nose had changed. It was more obviously earthy with boatloads of chocolate. Blackberries and vanilla cream rounded it out. The three hours made a big difference on the palate, which is now far fruitier, with cherries and blackberries dominating, the mushrooms and sage now in the background. Add strawberry and caramel in the midpalate. This is a very nice wine, even lovely for the price. The finish is still soft, creamy, and long.More tomorrow.Second night now. The wine was open last night for about 5 hours, then closed with a Vacuu-Vin stopper. It is still tremendously aromatic, even more floral than last night. Lavender is coming through along with black currant, blackberries and pepper. Plenty of black fruit and plums on the palate, perhaps even a tiny touch of cranberry, along with a pinch of pepper. That said, it is far more one-dimensional than last night, giving its initial fruit and not much to follow. There is also that slighly oxidized bruised plum taste you get in a wine that is over the hill. Not, mind you, blatant port-like oxidation, merely a sense of flatness and age.Conclusion? This was a good wine, even a great wine with the QPR, on the first night. The second night is was on its way down hill. That probably means it is ready to drink now but right now. Don't leave this in


External Reviews for Verite Blend Blend Vérité America California Sonoma

External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/19/2013

Red wine - 2001 - Domaine de la Charbonni


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/21/2010

Leuchtendes Granat mit rubinem Schimmer. Verführerisches Fruchtbouquet an feinste Pot-Purri erinnernd, dunkle Rosen, kandierte Kirschen, Dörrfrüchte in allen Variationen und zarte Pralinennote. Veloursartige Tanninstruktur im weichen Gaumen, wieder vollreife Fruchtkomplexe und desserthafte Schokosüsse, grossartige Balance zwischen Reife und Reserven, lakritzeartiges Extrakt in der Mitte, kontinuierliche Dörrfruchtaromen und noble Lebkuchenwürze, zunehmende Intensität bis ins samtig ausklingende Finale.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/19/2013

Red wine - 2001 - Domaine du Castel Grand vin - Israel - Region: Judean Hills - Apellation: Judean Hills - Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml.


External Review
Source: Luxurious Drinks
11/19/2013

Red wine - 2001 - Domaine de la Vieille Julienne Chateauneuf-du-Pape - France - Region: Rh


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
04/16/2009

Auge: intensives Rubinrot; Gaumen: sehr fruchtig mit einem Hauch Vanille. Harmonisch, vollmundig und rund.


External Review
07/25/2008

This single vineyard plot comes to us from the renowned winery in Rioja, CVNE. Aged in new French barrique and produced from their own Tempranillo grapes grown on the Vi¤a Real property near Logro¤o, Spain, this wine will seduce you with every sip.


External Review
Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
11/19/2011

Rubinrot mit auberginefarbenen Nuancen und violetten Reflexen. An der Nase bestechen die Aromen von Toast, Pfeffer, Kirsche, Cassis, Kaffee und Vanille. Am Gaumen dominiert die Kirsche mit Süssholz und pfeffrigen Tanninen. Schöner Abgang.


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"The 2001 Brut Premier Cru Coeur de Cuvee is another pristine, brilliant wine, here made all the more remarkable by the challenging vintage. This is a decidedly rich, structured style for Vilmart, with tons of fruit, phenomenal length and an exceptional, textured finish. Today, the 2001 Coeur de Cuvee is a touch inward, but another year or two in bottle should help the wine come to together. It is yet another superb Champagne from Vilmart and proprietor Laurent Champs. The Coeur de Cuvee is 80% Chardonnay and 20% Pinot Noir from Les Blanches Voies fermented in small neutral French oak and bottled with 8 grams of dosage. Only the ‘heart’ of the pressing, the middle 800 liters, is used for the Coeur de Cuvee, hence the wine’s name. This is Lot L0109, disgorged January, 2009. Anticipated maturity: 2011-2021...95" WA 12/10

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