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2009 Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County
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2009 Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County

Producer: Verite
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Bordeaux Blend
Origin: California
Region: Other California

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95(+?) Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2013

(a Bordeaux blend based on 77% cabernet sauvignon):  Bright, full ruby.  Complex, vibrant aromas of cassis, cherry pit, licorice and graphite, with a floral topnote building as the wine opens in the glass.  Dense, pliant and suave, with a compellingly layered, fine-grained texture to the dark berry, licorice and mineral flavors.  A wine of major dimension but today the firm, noble tannins clamp down on the fruit.  I'd love to see this again in six or seven years--in a flight of top 2009 Medoc wines.

96 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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