La Muse 2007

Vérité

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.

420,00 €

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Robert Parker:
100/100

Main features

  • Volume:
    0,75 l
  • Colour:
    Red
  • Serving temperature:
    18 - 20+°C

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.

Varietal Composition: 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec,
Appellation: Sonoma County
Acid: 0,58g / 100ml
PH: 3.63
Aging: 19 months barrel aging in 100% new French oak

100 points | Robert M. Parker, Jr.
The Wine Advocate, June 2011
A perfect wine, this blend of 85% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 5% Malbec emerges from Chalk Hill (48%), Knight’s Valley (21%), Alexander Mountain Estate (21%) and Bennett Valley (10%). Another prodigious effort, its extraordinary sweet notes of caramelized herbs, mocha, coffee, blackberries and cassis are followed by a multilayered, full-bodied wine revealing a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood, and an opulent, voluptuous finish that goes on and on. It is thrilling to smell, taste and drink. Moreover, it possesses a similar seamlessness also found in the 2002 and 2001. Because of that, it can be drunk now for its primary attractions or cellared for another 30+ years.

  • Year: 2007
  • Grape variety: Cuvee
  • Stile of Wine: Rich red
  • Level of sugar: Dry
  • Region: Sonoma, California
  • State: USA
  • Paring with food: Duck, Old cheese, Lamb, Red meat, Young cheeses

At Vérité, they're dedicated to crafting Bordeaux-inspired blends that stand among the world's finest — and that express Sonoma County terroir with beautiful transparency. To this end, Vigneron Pierre Seillan works closely with their vineyard managers throughout the year, following the fruit from bud break to crush in order to intimately understand its personality and potential to contribute to thier three wines. No expense is spared in ensuring they allow their terroir to transmit its full potential: Lots are first vinified by micro-cru — or "vineyards within vineyards" — then transferred to barrels to settle and begin maturation. As the wine evolves, Pierre tastes each lot individually over a period of months and ultimately decides where it's destined to go — into La Muse, La Joie or Le Désir. Once Pierre creates the final blend for each wine, he returns the finished wines to barrels to further integrate and develop in the winery. In keeping with the quality and aging potential of thier wines, each spends between 15-18 months in new French oak barrels — which soften and lend depth to the wine without contributing excessively strong flavors. Pierre likes to say that oak in wine "should be like a ghost — you sense its presence, but you don't actually perceive it." In a word: it allows the terroir to speak with outstanding clarity. It also lends the wines impeccable balance and texture upon release, along with the potential to gain still more complexity in the cellar for decades to come.