Vérité La Muse 2014 750ml - Yankee Spirits
Vérité La Muse 2014 750ml
SKU: 101501

Vérité La Muse 2014

  • wa100
  • jd97+
  • v96
  • ws94


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Category Red Wine
Origin California, Sonoma County
Brand Vérité
Alcohol/vol 14.2%
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Driven by Merlot, this complex and texturally expansive wine offers notes of black fruit, violet, savory spice and cocoa powder. The palate of soils resounds throughout the wine, which displays exceptional balance and length.
Wine Advocate
  • wa100

The 2014 La Muse (2,800 cases ) is a legendary effort. The wine offers an opaque purple color and a gorgeous nose of lead pencil shavings, blackberry, incense, Asian spice, cocoa, plum, and a touch of chocolate and barrique. On the palate, more cassis and blackberry come to the forefront. The wine is unctuous, with adequate acidity and a stunning energy underneath the massive fruit and body. This is a spectacularly fragrant and, at the same time, dense wine, with enough structure (somewhat surprising in this vintage) to last 35-45+ years. The final blend was 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec.

October 28, 2016
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd97+

A gorgeous effort as well, the 2014 La Muse is a Merlot-dominated cuvee blended with 10% Cabernet Franc and 2% Malbec. This deep ruby/purple-colored beauty boasts a terrific perfume of black raspberries, cassis, graphite, chocolate, and a beautiful earthy minerality. This isn't your over the top, opulent Merlot and shows incredible class and purity, as well as full-bodied richness, high, yet integrated tannin, impeccable balance and a great finish. It's not anywhere close to primetime (which is rare for a 2014) and needs 4-5 years at a minimum. It's going to be incredibly long-lived.

December 29, 2017
  • v96

A huge, opulent wine, the 2014 La Muse wraps around the palate with tons of super-ripe dark red fruit, chocolate, spice and menthol. La Muse often shuts down after bottling, but the 2014 is still remarkably intense and voluptuous, with soft contours, silky tannins and exceptional balance. The purity of the flavors here is remarkable.

January 2017
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Powerfully structured, with a deep well of dark currant, dried blackberry and plum flavors, framed by concentrated notes of dried green herbs. Cedar and cigar box accents show on the finish, revealing some sanguine hints. Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Drink now through 2024. 2,455 cases made.


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