2014 Verite La Muse
Proprietary Blend - 750ML
  • WA 100
  • JD 97
  • VN 96
  • JS 94
  • DC 94

Reg: $399.00

$349.00

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Reg: $399.00

$349.00

In Stock: 0 btls
Ships Immediately

Pre-Arrival: 24+ btls
ETA: May. 2020

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WA 100
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2014 La Muse (2,800 cases ) is a legendary effort. The wine offers an opaque purple color and a gorgeous nose of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, incense, Asian spice, cocoa, plum, and a touch of chocolate and... The 2014 La Muse (2,800 cases ) is a legendary effort. The wine offers an opaque purple color and a gorgeous nose of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, incense, Asian spice, cocoa, plum, and a touch of chocolate and barrique. On the palate, more cassis and blackberry come to the forefront. The wine is unctuous, with adequate acidity and a stunning energy underneath the massive fruit and body. This is a spectacularly fragrant and, at the same time, dense wine, with enough structure (somewhat surprising in this vintage) to last 35-45+ years. The final blend was 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. - Robert Parker
JD 97
jebdunnuck.com, December 2017
97+ A gorgeous effort as well, the 2014 La Muse is a Merlot-dominated cuvee blended with 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. This deep ruby/purple-colored beauty boasts a terrific perfume of black raspberries, cassis... 97+ A gorgeous effort as well, the 2014 La Muse is a Merlot-dominated cuvee blended with 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. This deep ruby/purple-colored beauty boasts a terrific perfume of black raspberries, cassis, graphite, chocolate, and a beautiful earthy minerality. This isn’t your over the top, opulent Merlot and shows incredible class and purity, as well as full-bodied richness, high, yet integrated tannin, impeccable balance and a great finish. It’s not anywhere close to primetime (which is rare for a 2014) and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. It’s going to be incredibly long-lived.
VN 96
Vinous, March 2017
A huge, opulent wine, the 2014 La Muse wraps around the palate with tons of super-ripe dark red fruit, chocolate, spice and menthol. La Muse often shuts down after bottling, but the 2014 is still remarkably intense and... A huge, opulent wine, the 2014 La Muse wraps around the palate with tons of super-ripe dark red fruit, chocolate, spice and menthol. La Muse often shuts down after bottling, but the 2014 is still remarkably intense and voluptuous, with soft contours, silky tannins and exceptional balance. The purity of the flavors here is remarkable.
JS 94
jamessuckling.com, May 2018
Aromas of blackberries and pine needles. Blackcurrants, too. Very perfumed. Full-bodied, very tight and linear. Firm and silky tannins. Closed up now. Shows beautiful potential. Better in 2021.
DC 94
Decanter, June 2017
Of all the Vérité wines, La Muse, a Pomerol-inspired blend, is the most in need of time in the cellar. A bouquet of spicy black fruit, plum, clove and rich barrel toast is still quite marked by its elevage at this early... Of all the Vérité wines, La Muse, a Pomerol-inspired blend, is the most in need of time in the cellar. A bouquet of spicy black fruit, plum, clove and rich barrel toast is still quite marked by its elevage at this early stage. On the palate the wine is ample and full-bodied, with fine-grained, polished tannins, good acidity and a deep, savoury core. Give this a few years to harmonise, as it reliably does. Read more at https://www.decanter.com/wine-reviews/usa/california/verite-la-muse-sonoma-county-california-usa-2014-13368#2sFa0xqarzI01HfA.99
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2014