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2001 Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2004

($125) Bright ruby. Roasted, medicinal aromas of currant, espresso, bitter chocolate and minerals. Thick, fat and sweet, with compelling opulence for a cabernet-dominated wine (this is Seillan's Pauillac blend) and an almost exotic berry flavor. Finishes with sweeter tannins than the 2001 Muse, perhaps a testament to the superiority of high-quality cabernet sauvignon.

95+ Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Always a Wow!
05/01/2008
by WKoch
While these wines are a bit riper than their Bordeaux counterparts all the Verite wines are of highest quality of fruit and talent in California. Next time you are going to open a $300+ plus bordeaux I dare you to open this instead against the bordeaux with food and both decanted.

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