2016 Verite - Assortment 2016 Case of 3 bottles (La Muse, La Joie, Le Desir) (3 Bottle Case - Standard Bottles)California, USA
|Label Name||:||Assortment 2016 Case of 3 bottles (La Muse, La Joie, Le Desir)|
|Sub Region||:||North Coast|
|Capacity||:||3 Bottle Case - Standard Bottles|
La Muse - 100 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Wow—it comes strutting out of the glass with flamboyant crème de cassis, ripe plums and black cherries notes followed by nuances of aniseed, chocolate box, wild thyme, violets and chargrill plus a fragrant suggestion of potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the densely packed perfumed black fruit layers are beautifully framed by perfectly ripe, finely grained tannins and fantastically knit freshness. It finishes long with the most incredible display of mineral sparks. 2,300 cases were produced. 100 points
Le Desir - 99 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Le Désir is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal absolutely stunning scents of potpourri, roses and orange peel over a core of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and dark chocolate with touches of cinnamon stick and cloves plus a waft of forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is exquisitely delicate and refined, with super ripe, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with epic persistence. 3,500 cases produced. 99 points
La Joie - 98 points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate
The 2016 La Joie is a blend of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot. Very deep purple-black in color, it gives up the most gorgeous scents of lilacs, baking spices, incense and star anise with a core of warm cassis, Black Forest cake, redcurrant jelly and unsmoked cigars. Full-bodied and built like a brick house, it has a firm frame of very ripe, grainy tannins and bold, multilayered black fruit, finishing very long and very spicy. 3,200 cases produced.
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate (October 2018)
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