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Date Printed: 11/23/2014
Verite La Muse 1999
Verite La Muse 1999
(search item no. 52072)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 11/23/2014: $74.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
2002 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine is noticeably denser and richer in texture than the 1998 Verite. The wine retains a similar lineage with red and black fruit characters and a texture of velvet. What one notices last is the broad finish that lingers well after consumption. The 1999 Verite la Muse can be enjoyed now and through the next decade.

89% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon

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About Verite Estate:

French for 'truth', Vérité reflects our commitment to crafting the most authentic expression of the vineyard.

Simply put, but profound in its intent, we are dedicated to producing red wines of style and substance using traditional methods and the finest fruit from mountain vineyards throughout Sonoma County.

The Vérité Estate is located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain range at the southern tip of Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Our unique location is just north of the confluence of the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations, an area know for superior soil, climate, and potential to express a strong sense of terroir.