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La Muse, Vérité Winery 2016

Subregion U.S.A. > California > Sonoma
Grape VarietyMerlot
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Tasting Notes

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 La Muse is composed of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. 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.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, October 2018

This is a fabulous, merlot-based red with blackberries, blueberries and rust. Ink, too. Medium to full body, round tannins and a juicy finish. 93 per cent merlot with the rest in cabernet franc and malbec. Drink after 2021.

James Suckling, JamesSuckling.com, February 2019

Composed of 93% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2016 La Muse (a barrel sample) hits the ground running with gorgeous plum pudding, chocolate-covered cherries and blueberry compote notes over touches of dried herbs, violets, black tea, tilled soil and fungi. Medium to full-bodied with a firm line of soft, satiny tannins and oodles of freshness lifting the profound black fruit and earthy layers, it finishes with lingering notes of black truffles and stones. 2,300 cases will be made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate (235), February 2018
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