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Date Printed: 4/24/2014
Verite La Muse 2001
Verite La Muse 2001
(search item no. 77918)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 4/24/2014: $379.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

French for 'inspiration', La Muse is crafted primarily from Merlot fruit and represents a Pomerol-style wine. This wine's distinctive fruit purity in the nose and richness on the palate is the result of sourcing grapes from the Mayacamas Mountain in Sonoma.

A blend comprised primarily of Merlot, La Muse demonstrates the elegance and finesse of a Pomerol style wine. This wine begins with a deep purple color, followed by a blackberry nose that is enhanced by a hint of chocolate and polished wood. The full, soft mouth is distinctly elegant as each layer has unique flavor and texture. Red berry flavor prevails, including raspberry and notes of huckleberry. Cabernet Franc provides structure, and coupled with well-integrated tannins, results in a long, graceful finish.

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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.