Vérité La Joie

2012 / 750 ml. | Item #: 41752

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Primary Grape: Cabernet Sauvignon | All Grapes: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot

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Critical Acclaim

RP100 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2015

"The 2012 La Joie, which is a blend of 76% Cabernet, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, blew me away. A profound effort, with 55% of it coming from Hillsides in Alexander Valley, 31% from Knights Valley and the balance from Chalk Hill, the wine shows great minerality, oodles of crème de cassis fruit, incense, licorice, crushed rock, and a provocative full-throttle mouthfeel. A wine of great intensity, purity and equilibrium, this definitely begs for 4–7 years of bottle aging and should drink well for at least 30+ years." (100 pts.)

ST95+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Bright ruby. Pungent, sappy, mineral-driven aromas of dark berries, licorice, bitter chocolate and coffee liqueur. Remarkably layered and deep, boasting great mid-palate energy and spicy lift. Noble tannins saturate the palate on the extremely long, mounting back end. Still a baby (the wine was just racked to tank in late February) but potentially monumental." (95–98 pts.)

VN93+ Vinous Jan 2015

"The 2012 La Joie hits the palate with serious depth, power and structure. Dark plums, blackberry jam, graphite, grilled herbs and smoke literally jump from the glass. Deep, powerful and brooding, the 2012 is likely to require at least a few years to come together, but it is compelling, even at this early stage." (93–95 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU 41752
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Vérité La Joie
Country United States
Region California
District Sonoma County
Product Location - Location-Appellation Sonoma County
Package Size 750 ml.
Packaging - Non-Standard and Special N/A
Proof/Alcohol by Volume N/A
Brand Vérité
Brand URL N/A
Bottles per Case 12
Spirit/Port Style N/A
Vintage 2012
Bin Location N/A
Critical Acclaim N/A
Premier Pick No
Awards and Accolades N/A
Awards Description N/A
Spec. Designation N/A
Organic Description N/A
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot
Primary Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Body N/A
Finish N/A
Food Pairing N/A
Occasion Pairing N/A
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
Sweetness Scale N/A
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