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2012 Vérité La Joie Verite, Sonoma County, California, USA

In Bond case price:
£1,800.00
Country USA
Region California
Appellation Sonoma County
Producer Verite
Vintage 2012
Type Red (Dry)
Grape Variety Red Bordeaux Blend
ABV 14.5%
Format 6x75cl
Packaging Original Wood Case
Duty Status In Bond
Provenance Purchased by Liquid Assets on release from a UK-based merchant; securely stored in a climate-controlled bonded facility
Availability 2 cases

100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (October 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 crme 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.

94 Antonio Galloni, Vinous (February 2016)

Dark cherries, smoke, graphite, licorice, menthol and plums are some of the notes that open up in the 2012 La Joie. Here the flavors are bold, intense and incisive, with notable freshness and intensity. Give this large-scaled Cabernet Sauvignon-based red another few years in bottle.

The finish alone is striking.

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