Verite "La Joie" Red 2010 (Sonoma County, California) - [AG 95-97] [ST 96+] [RP 92+]

Verite "La Joie" Red 2010
(Sonoma County, California) - [AG 95-97] [ST 96+] [RP 92+]

Regular price $450.00 Sale price $349.97 Save $100.03

AG95 ST96+ RP92+
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Notes from the Winemaker:

A Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, with world-class depth and power, reminiscent of Pauillac.

Ratings & Reviews

95-97 Points - Antonio Galloni's Vinous Media:
"The 2010 La Joie is a cool, mineral-drenched wine oozing with class and elegance. Today the 2010 is all about potential, and there is no shortage of that here. Blackberries, cassis, graphite and spices are some of the many notes that wrap around the powerful, insistent finish. This is another showstopper from Verite. In 2010 La Joie is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon 14% Merlot 5% Cabernet Franc 6% Petit Verdot." (Feb 2012)

95 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"(75% cabernet sauvignon, 14% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 5% cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed cassis, bitter chocolate and espresso called to mind a top Pauillac. Densely packed and sappy, offering outstanding precision of dark fruit and mineral flavors and inner-mouth floral perfume. Still quite tight but the wine's building tannins and palate-staining length suggest that it will go on in bottle for two decades or more." - Stephen Tanzer (May/June 2014)

94 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"With the lowest alcohol (14%), the 2010 La Joie is composed of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Copious aromas of incense, unsmoked cigar tobacco, Christmas fruitcake, cedar, underbrush, black currants and a hint of espresso roast emerge from this medium to full-bodied, rich, concentrated red. It needs 4-5 years of cellaring and should keep well for 2 to 3 decades." – Robert Parker (Dec 2013)