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Verite La Muse 2001

Your Price: $320.00

Producer: Vérité
Optimum drinking: 2017-2035
Rating: 100 - Robert Parker
Grape varieties: Merlot 87%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Malbec 1%
Winemaker: Pierre Seillan
Appellation: Sonoma County, California
Bottle report: Excellent condition.

Vérité (French for truth) is a Sonoma County winery which describes its wines as 'Bordeaux-inspred blends' in its quest to pay homage to the finest Bordeaux wines from Pauillac and Saint-Emilion - combining old world experience and knowledge with new world Californian fruit. Each component of the blend is harvested from small vineyard blocks (micro-crus), resulting in a carefully considered convergence of grape varieties, climate, soil exposition and winemaking technique. Winemaker Pierre Seillan refers to this conjunction as droit du sol (right of the soil).

“2001 was the first truly great vintage for Jess Jackson and Pierre Seillan, and that is evidenced by the utterly perfect 2001 La Muse... This dense purple-colored effort exhibits notes of licorice, creme de cassis, plum sauce, violets and truffles. Full-bodied with magnificent density, overall equilibrium, stunning purity, sweet but abundant tannin and a fabulous finish, this profound wine remains a baby at age ten. Give it another 5-6 years of bottle age and drink it over the following 35-40+ years. It is very French in style even though one could argue that this level of concentration can only be achieved by a handful of wines from Pomerol and St.-Emilion.” Robert Parker

Vérité La Muse 2001