• WS: 91

    Wine Spectator Score

    91

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  • ST: 90

    Stephen Tanzer Score

    93-96

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  • WA: 80

    Wine Advocate Score

    (89-92)

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Vérité Merlot Blend Sonoma County la Muse 2000

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WS 91

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The Vérité Estate is located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain range at the southern tip of Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Vérité's unique location, shared by only one other winery, is just north of the confluence of the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations.

External Reviews for Vérité Merlot Blend Sonoma County la Muse

External Review
Source: Vintners Cru
03/15/2012

91 Points "Plenty of richness, depth and stuffing, along with excellent balance and focus. The core of currant, blackberry, anise, spice and cedar notes are all gracefully in place and remain persistent on the finish, giving it a very Bordeaux-like personality." Wine Spectator, Aug 31, 2004, James Laube


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2010

The Bordeaux-like 2000 La Joie (1,900 cases produced from a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec) possesses less weight and depth than the 1999. Its dense ruby/purple color is followed by beautiful sweetness u... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Verite La Joie 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/17/2010

Plenty of richness, depth and stuffing, along with excellent balance and focus. The core of currant, blackberry, anise, spice and cedar notes are all gracefully in place and remain persistent on the finish, giving it a very Bordeaux-like personality.... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Verite La Muse 750ml



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"The wine retains a similar lineage with red and black fruit characters and a texture of velvet with undeniable complexity. Full flavors of sweet blackberry, licorice, roasted tobacco and espresso, the 2000 La Muse will drink beautifully for the next 15 years." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

WS 91

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.53
Total Acidity: 5.7 grams per liter

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