2018 Verite La Joie

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 99 JD 98 WA 98 DC 97 VN 97 JA 95
JS 99

jamessuckling.com, February 2022

Blackberries, black mushrooms, violets, flowers, and dark tobacco. Black truffle, too. Full-bodied, yet in check and pretty. The fine tannins frame the wine perfectly. Really long and focused. Seamless. Elegance with...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, July 2021

(98+ ponts) Lastly, the 2018 La Joie does everything right and offers a Château Lafite-like style in both its aromatics and its elegant, seamless mouthfeel. Gorgeous blackcurrants, lead pencil shavings, damp earth...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, July 2021

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec, the 2018 La Joie displays an opaque purple-black color, slowly unfurling to offer profound notes of crème de cassis...
DC 97

Decanter, November 2021

Right from the start, this wine tells you exactly what it is all about, all Cabernet class, cassis, green leaf on the nose and pure, compelling graphite on the palate. This is an immensely powerful wine of regal stature...
VN 97

Vinous, April 2020

(94-97 points) The 2018 La Joie exudes class from the very first taste. Firm underpinnings of structure provide a gorgeous framework that wraps around a core of intense dark fruit. Lavender, sage, mint and grilled herb...
JA 95

janeanson.com, July 2021

Plump damson flavours, touches of oak grilling, vanilla bean, chocolate shavings and tobacco, feels confident and powerful with an uptick through the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon dominant, but these are fully ripe Cab...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Solano
Vintage 2018
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.9%
Closure Cork

Introducing the remarkable 2018 Verite La Joie, a red wine that exudes elegance, power, and finesse. With a captivating deep red color, this proprietary blend hails from the esteemed Verite winery in the North Coast region of California, USA.

On the nose, this wine offers an enticing bouquet of blackberries, black mushrooms, violets, and flowers, accompanied by intriguing notes of dark tobacco and black truffle. As it unfolds on the palate, the La Joie displays a full-bodied profile that is remarkably balanced and refined. The fine tannins delicately frame the wine, contributing to its seamless and focused character. It is a wine of remarkable length that lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression.

The 2018 Verite La Joie is composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Malbec. This blend showcases the harmonious combination of these varietals, resulting in a wine that is both complex and captivating. While this wine has the potential for long-term aging, it is already stunning to try, showcasing its attractive qualities even in its youth.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded this wine an exceptional score of 99 points, praising its seamless elegance and power. Jeb Dunnuck also lauded this wine, giving it a score of 98+ points and comparing its style to that of Château Lafite. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate awarded this wine 98 points, describing it as simply breathtaking. Vinous, another respected publication, awarded this wine 97 points, highlighting its class and intense dark fruit flavors. Jane Anson and Decanter also praised this wine, awarding it scores of 95 and 97 points respectively, and noting its rich flavors and regal stature.

With its outstanding reviews and impeccable pedigree, the 2018 Verite La Joie is a wine that demands attention. Whether enjoyed now or cellared for future indulgence, it is a true masterpiece that showcases the exceptional quality of California wines.