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Vérité La Joie
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Vérité La Joie 2013

Sonoma County, California, United StatesVérité is French for truth, and the truth is this is this has always been an old world wine made in the new world. Each year is a distinct mix of numerous small vineyard blocks. The maestro is vigneron Pierre Seillan, who refers to his methodology as droit du sol or the right of the soil. In 2013 La Joie is a 71/16/8/5 mix of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot that spends 15 months in 100 percent new French oak. The attack is leaner than you might expect for California, more Bordelais left bank with a firm, spicy, earthy, forest floor undercurrent. The tannins are dense but refined; the fruit pretty but intense, mixing black berries and black cherries, licorice, cocoa powder with more earth and mushroom notes before finishing long, firm and dry. Amazing complexity and elegance here and certainly the potential to keep at least twenty-five years. Best now with lamb shanks or a T-Bone steak but this baby should be cellared for a decade.Tasted: 07 July 2017Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: BC 499.99 BCLS AB 450.00 private wine shops Producer: Vérité EstateDistributors: Summit Fine Wines
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon - MerlotCSPC: 257881UPC: 626990248156