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1999 Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County
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94 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2002

(a 60/40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot) Full ruby color. Smoky aromas of currant and roasted tobacco. Lush, sweet and rich; a huge wine with a silky, utterly mouthfilling texture but also plenty of underlying structure. Finishes with very fine tannins, superb sweetness and lingering notes of black cherry and violet. Built to age but distinctly user-friendly today.

95 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Truly "A Joy"
by Dunne12197890
The name does sum it up. Dark and rich, all of Verite wines have a power to them that has to be experienced.
97 point wine. Singing! (Oct 04)
by bernies
I must say I have had this wine a couple times now and wow, what a beauty! Lush, rich and wonderfully silky tanins. Burned rasberry with tobacoo; Marrying brute Cali. fruit w/ Pauillac complexity. Furthermore it has a tidalwave finish that goes on and on. Awesome!


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