Vérité Merlot Blend Sonoma County la Muse 1999

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"This wine is noticeably denser and richer than the 1998 Verite. The wine retains a similar lineage, with red and bla...

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  • RP: 96

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  • WA: 80

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American Canyon, CA (2,500 mi)
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96 Points "The terrific, opaque blue/purple-colored 1999 La Muse (a 695-case blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up gorgeous aro... Read more

...Smoky aromas of redcurrant, Cuban tobacco and game. Dense, concentrated and silky; suggests almost roasted ripeness yet also possesses excellent... Read more

94 Points "The 1999 La Joie (59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot) exhibits sumptuous aromas of sweet saddle leather, cigar smoke, chocolaty black... Read more

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External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/16/2012

96 Points "The terrific, opaque blue/purple-colored 1999 La Muse (a 695-case blend of 89% Merlot and 11% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers up gorgeous aromas of espresso, melted caramel, black cherry jam, tobacco, and flowers. It reveals an unctuous texture (amazing for a 1999) as well as a huge palate impact, yet great balance, purity, and overall harmony. This prodigious effort will be drinkable young, yet last for 20-25 years." Wine Advocate, #142 Aug 2002, Robert Parker


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/17/2011

...Smoky aromas of redcurrant, Cuban tobacco and game. Dense, concentrated and silky; suggests almost roasted ripeness yet also possesses excellent verve and lift. This has lovely fruit. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length. Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Verite La Muse 750ml


External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/16/2012

94 Points "The 1999 La Joie (59% Cabernet Sauvignon and 41% Merlot) exhibits sumptuous aromas of sweet saddle leather, cigar smoke, chocolaty black currants, and blackberries. It is sweet, rich, full-bodied, complex, and tastes like a Bordeaux on steroids. This is an enormously endowed, classic, distinctive cuvee that must be tasted to be believed. It represents a synthesis between France's Medoc and Northern California's ripe fruit." Wine Advocate, #142 Aug 2002, Robert Parker


Ratings & Tags for Vérité Merlot Blend Sonoma County la Muse

1383861 Snooth User: minocencio
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4.50 5
10/28/2013

1383861 Snooth User: minocencio
rated this wine
4.00 5
10/28/2013

rated this wine
3.00 5
04/10/2008

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is noticeably denser and richer in texture than the 1998 Vérité. The wine retains a similar lineage with red and black fruit characters and a texture of velvet. What one notices last is the broad finish that lingers well after consumption.

Tasting Notes:

"This wine is noticeably denser and richer than the 1998 Verite. The wine retains a similar lineage, with red and black fruit characters and a texture of velvet. The broad finish lingers well after consumption. The 1999 La Muse can be enjoyed now and through the next decade." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

This wine is noticeably denser and richer in texture than the 1998 Vérité. The wine retains a similar lineage with red and black fruit characters and a texture of velvet. What one notices last is the broad finish that lingers well after consumption.

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Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.63
Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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