Vérité La Joie Sonoma County Red Blend 2012

$389.99

In an historic moment, wine critic Robert Parker, Jr., of The Wine Advocate recently announced   twelve 100-point scores for Vérité’s three blends, Le Désir, La Joie and La Muse. This is the first time a Sonoma County winery has received this many perfect scores. Limited.100 Points Robert Parker:  "The 2012 La Joie, which is a blend of 76% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, blew me away. A profound effort, with 55% of it coming from Hillsides in Alexander Valley, 31% from Knights Valley and the balance from Chalk Hill, the wine shows great minerality, oodles of cr?me de cassis fruit, incense, licorice, crushed rock, and a provocative full-throttle mouthfeel. A wine of great intensity, purity and equilibrium, this definitely begs for 4-7 years of bottle aging and should drink well for at least 30+ years.Vérité produces wines without compromise, wines that reflect the terroir in which they are grown. The name Vérité comes from the French word for truth. The wines are a combination of old-world experience and new-world fruit. Vigneron Pierre Seillan, Vérité’s first and only winemaker, is a man who understands and appreciates the importance of the land. He is intimately involved in every step of the winegrowing process from bud break to bottling.

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Ratings on Delectable

Tom Kobylarz Delectable Pro

Bob nailed this one. 100 points indeed, hell for the $ it should be 105 points!

Bob nailed this one. 100 points indeed, hell for the $ it should be 105 points!

10

Daron Watson Delectable Pro

massive but currently monolithic #matteroftaste

massive but currently monolithic #matteroftaste

9.7

Eric S

First Vérité and it’s a jaw dropper. About as French as Cali can get. To many descriptors to list. Wish I had @David T ‘s gift of prose. Good gawd is this some kind of wine.

First Vérité and it’s a jaw dropper. About as French as Cali can get. To many descriptors to list. Wish I had @David T ‘s gift of prose. Good gawd is this some kind of wine.

9.8

Mark

Christmas Eve. 2012 but drinks a decade older. Old world earth, mineral and layers.

Christmas Eve. 2012 but drinks a decade older. Old world earth, mineral and layers.

9.5

Adam Gäfvert

Bombastisk och självsäker om än mer återhållsam än Sine Qua Non, om det nu säger något. Bläck, plommon, mörka mogna bär. Lång smak med frisk syra som piggar upp det hela.

Bombastisk och självsäker om än mer återhållsam än Sine Qua Non, om det nu säger något. Bläck, plommon, mörka mogna bär. Lång smak med frisk syra som piggar upp det hela.

9.2

Chris Pelz

Enjoyed it very much with grill pork.

Enjoyed it very much with grill pork.

9.1

DAG

Not sure what RP was thinking.

Not sure what RP was thinking.

9.0

Edmond Bordelon Delectable Pro

Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Sonoma side. Structured last decades, it is almost a shame to drink it now. However, since someone else opened it, I am more than willing to help out! This one is my favorite from the Verite trio.

Cabernet Sauvignon based blend from Sonoma side. Structured last decades, it is almost a shame to drink it now. However, since someone else opened it, I am more than willing to help out! This one is my favorite from the Verite trio.

9.5

Leslie Stone

Great !

Great !

9.4

Valerie Chelley

Over the past couple years have been a big fan of Verite and Pierre's other wines. This vintage and blend was recently awarded 100pts and I see why. Beautiful nose of cassis, dark cherry and espresso. Taste round, structured and firm tannins. Given the aging ability, drinking very nice now and will be treat when it sits longer.

Over the past couple years have been a big fan of Verite and Pierre's other wines. This vintage and blend was recently awarded 100pts and I see why. Beautiful nose of cassis, dark cherry and espresso. Taste round, structured and firm tannins. Given the aging ability, drinking very nice now and will be treat when it sits longer.

10

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