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2003 Verite La Joie

  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • RP 95
  • IWC 94

Reviews for 2003 Verite La Joie

RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2013
A Medoc-styled offering, the 2003 La Joie is composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that achieved 14% alcohol. It represents a Sonoma Country version of the famous... A Medoc-styled offering, the 2003 La Joie is composed of 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot that achieved 14% alcohol. It represents a Sonoma Country version of the famous Pauillac, Lynch Bages. Cedar, black currant, licorice, black olive, coffee and white chocolate characteristics are found in this tannic, structured, masculine effort that still needs 4-5 years in the cellar. It should drink well for at least 20 years. These Verite wines are not for those who lack patience. 95+ - Robert Parker
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2006
(72% cabernet 19% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot; Pierre Seillan's Pauillac-style blend) Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis black cherry graphite iron tobacco menthol and spice cake. Lush... (72% cabernet 19% merlot 5% cabernet franc and 4% petit verdot; Pierre Seillan's Pauillac-style blend) Good bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of cassis black cherry graphite iron tobacco menthol and spice cake. Lush and broad on entry then sweeter and lusher in the middle palate than the Muse with a captivating chocolatey quality and outstanding volume. As rich and full as this is there's no sense of excess weight. Finishes long dense and palate-saturating with major dusty tannins. This "Pauillac" is sweeter and deeper than Seillan's "Pomerol" a comment on the comparative quality of cabernet sauvignon and merlot in California's North Coast. 94(+?) points