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2006 Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Region: Other California
96 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2009
($225) Bright ruby-red. High-pitched, vibrant aromas of cassis, flowers and licorice. The palate offers terrific sappy cut and intensity, with powerful, mouthcoating flavors of cassis, violet, lavender, minerals, spices and crushed rock. This very young wine is most impressive of all today on the booster rocket of a finish, which stains the palate with flavor. This wonderfully deep and concentrated wine has fruit of steel and seems destined for a glorious evolution in bottle. As good as Napa's best cult wines at a fraction the price.