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Verite La Joie 2013

Sonoma County, California


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    RPWA 100 JS 99 VAG 93-96 DEC 95
    TWF 98

Grape Variety
71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot


Winemaker’s Notes:
La Joie exhibits the structure, depth and power of Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, and takes inspiration from the lauded reds France’s Pauillac. We couldn’t be more proud to share that four of the last five vintages of this lushly textured wine have achieved scores of 95 or higher from premier critical voices.

The Verite La Joie 2013 is among the top 1% of wines in the world with a score of 100 on Robert Parker. From Sonoma country, this wine is deep red with purple hues.

It’s rich, Comples and creamy on the nose with oak, charcoal and earthy undertones. On the palate it is powerul, with notes of casis and black crerry sinning through. This red is an excellent vintage witha pronounced finish – a true beauty!

  • 100 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

    “The 2013 La Joie, which is 46% from Knights Valley, 32% from Chalk Hill and 22% from Alexander Valley, Showing loads of graphite, cedar wood, charcoal, crème de cassis and forest floor, this may well turn out to be a 50+-year wine. It tastes like a great first-growth Pauillac and has an amazing amount of complexity and richness”. (RP) (10/2015)

  • 99 James Suckling

    Sensational aromas of blackberries, blueberries, violets and wet earth. Tar undertones. Full body, chewy yet polished tannins and a long, flavorful finish. A neoclassical wine with a great future. A majority of cabernet sauvignon in this Bordeaux blend. (2/2018)

  • 93-96 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    “Tasted from tank just prior to bottling, the 2013 La Joie is dense, powerful and rich, with notable depth. Still remarkable embryonic the 2013 remains deep, fruit driven and backward. This is a wine for the long haul. Crème de cassis, blackberry jam, spice, menthol, game, licorice and smoke flow through to the powerful, incisive finish. This is a strong showing. (AG)” (2/2016)

  • 95 Decanter

    The most brooding and massive wine in the Verité portfolio, creamy cassis, plum and graphite are followed by a large-scaled, dense and intensely concentrated, savoury wine which lives up to its reputation as Sonoma’s answer to Pauillac. 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot. (5/2016)

  • 98 The Wine Front

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