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Vérité La Muse 2008
Vérité La Muse 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Region: California » Sonoma County
Producer: Vérité


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With supple fruit and spice, exceptional balance and impressive length, Vérité La Muse is crafted primarily from Merlot. From its inception, every vintage of this special wine - which honors the style of the great wines of Pomerol while celebrating the quality of our world-class fruit grown in Sonoma County - has received outstanding critical acclaim.

Wine Enthusiast

A pinch of hard tannins gives this bone-dry young wine an astringent toughness. It shows very fine, concentrated black-cherry, cocoa and crème de cassis flavors. Aging in almost 100% new French oak adds notes of toast that the fruit easily tolerates. Nearly all Merlot, it's a wine of considerable volume, but nowhere near ready to drink. Give it at least six years…

Score: 93. —Steve Heimoff, July 01, 2012.

Wine Spectator

Shows great structure and intensity, with appealing notes of leather and cedar akin to a Bordeaux. Aromas of black cherry and bay leaf lead to firm flavors of plum, dried herb and mineral that finish with firm tannins. Needs time. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2015 through 2020.

Score: 91. —Tim Fish, November 30, 2012.

Wine Advocate

A blend of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec (52% Chalk Hill, 45% Alexander Mountain Estate and 3% Bennett Valley fruit), the 2008 may have even greater intensity and richness than the 2007. Still young and unformed, it exhibits phenomenal richness and equilibrium as well as a finish that lasts nearly a minute. Its dense plum/purple color is accompanied by notions of black fruits, forest floor, truffles and spring flowers. It should age for 25-30+ years.

Score: 100. —Robert Parker, June 2011.

All sizes are 750mL unless otherwise noted.
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