Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County la Joie 2001

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"A blend comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, La Joie expresses the richness and depth of a Pauillac-style wine...

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color - black / red / blue nose - tight, herbal and spice; soft cherry mouth - full, clove, coffee, licorice and red fruit finish - long buy i... Read more

A profound blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, with 56% of the fruit from Chalk Hill, 26% from the Alexan... Read more

The 2001 Le Desir (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec) came from Alexander Valley Mountain Estate fruit (two-third... Read more

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Snooth User: George Parkinson
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0.00 5
08/26/2009

color - black / red / blue nose - tight, herbal and spice; soft cherry mouth - full, clove, coffee, licorice and red fruit finish - long buy it age it 10+ years


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A profound blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, with 56% of the fruit from Chalk Hill, 26% from the Alexander Valley Mountain Estate, 14% from Knightrsquo;s Valley and 4% from Bennett Valley, the 2007 is a wine of unbelievable intensity. It boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as notes of acacia flowers, graphite, licorice, blackberries, blueberries and a hint of burning embers/charcoal, superb intensity and purity, and abundant tannin in the finish. This massive wine needs 5ndash;6 more years of bottle age, and is meant for 35ndash;40 years of cellaring.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2001 Le Desir (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec) came from Alexander Valley Mountain Estate fruit (two-thirds), 30% from Chalk Hill and a tiny dollop from Knightrsquo;s Valley. The most evolved of these three wines, it exhibits complex notes of spring flowers, underbrush, truffles, forest floor, camphor and red as well as black fruits. It possesses an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity and density and a long finish. The finish for all three of these wines lasts for close to a minute. Each represents extraordinary craftsmanship and, essentially, vinous confirmation of the vision of the late Jess Jackson. Those who think too many California wines are over the top may be surprised to know that the Le Desirrsquo;s pH is 3.68 and its true alcohol level is 14.1%.


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09/23/2010

($100) Saturated medium ruby. Great superripe aromas of blackberry, violet, roast coffee, chicory and minerals. A huge, mouthfilling wine that coats every square millimeter of the mouth. Offers great sweetness and flavor intensity without any excess ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2001 Verite Le Desir 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A St.-Emilion look-alike, the 2007 Le Desir (44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec) is close to perfection. Sweet, intoxicating aromas of licorice, tobacco leaf, incense, black currants, black cherries, and bay leaves are followed by a wine with extraordinary concentration, a hint of toasty oak, full body, admirable purity, and a multilayered personality. It begs for 5ndash;8 years of cellaring, and should keep for 30+ years.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

This attractive blend of 53% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec is round, fruity, fleshy, medium to full-bodied and seemingly fully mature. Enjoy it over the next decade. It is the most evolved and least concentrated of Veritersquo;s 2002s.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

Saturated medium ruby. Great superripe aromas of blackberry, violet, roast coffee, chicory and minerals. A huge, mouthfilling wine that coats every square millimeter of the mouth. Offers great sweetness and flavor intensity without any excess weight, thanks to perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes with big, toothdusting tannins and great persistence and thrust. Irsquo;d love to slip a sample of this in a tasting of St. Emilion wines.


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06/22/2011

A St.-Emilion look-alike, the 2007 Le Desir (44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec) is close to perfection. Sweet, intoxicating aromas of licorice, tobacco leaf, incense, black currants, black cherries, and bay leaves are followed by a wine with extraordinary concentration, a hint of toasty oak, full body, admirable purity, and a multilayered personality. It begs for 5-8 years of cellaring, and should keep for 30+ years.


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Ratings & Tags for Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County la Joie

224202 Snooth User: vestokes
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3.00 5
08/23/2009

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08/23/2009

224202 Snooth User: vestokes
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3.00 5
08/23/2009

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Tasting Notes:

"A blend comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, La Joie expresses the richness and depth of a Pauillac-style wine. This wine begins with a blackberry color and a slightly spicy nose that possesses a note of smoke. Although La Joie's velvet texture is soft, it is powerful Cabernet Sauvignon fruit defines this wine. Intense black fruit flavor is complemented by hints of espresso and grilled herbs. Merlot adds a vibrant red berry character that enhances the full-bodied profile of this wine. Soft hints of vanilla are present in the impressive finish." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

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Chemical Analysis:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.65
Total Acidity: 5.5 grams per liter

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