2001 Verite La Joie
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • IWC 93

Reg: $144.94

$124.94

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Reg: $144.94

$124.94

This product is
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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2011
The 2001 La Joie (71% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) remains a backward youthful wine revealing an inky/purple color as well as notes of graphite licorice creme de cassis truffles and new saddle... The 2001 La Joie (71% Cabernet Sauvignon 19% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc) remains a backward youthful wine revealing an inky/purple color as well as notes of graphite licorice creme de cassis truffles and new saddle leather. It has fabulous fruit on the attack and mid-palate a massive concentrated tannic mouthfeel and a long finish. Even younger than La Muse it needs another decade of cellaring and should age for 40-50 years thereafter. Pierre Seillan told me that 44% of the grapes came from Alexander Valley 35% from Knight's Valley and the rest from Chalk Hill.
IWC 93
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2004
...Roasted medicinal aromas of currant espresso bitter chocolate and minerals. Thick fat and sweet with compelling opulence for a cabernet-dominated wine (this is Seillan's Pauillac blend) and an almost exotic berry... ...Roasted medicinal aromas of currant espresso bitter chocolate and minerals. Thick fat and sweet with compelling opulence for a cabernet-dominated wine (this is Seillan's Pauillac blend) and an almost exotic berry flavor. Finishes with sweeter tannins than the 2001 Muse perhaps a testament to the superiority of high-quality cabernet sauvignon...
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2001