Vérité - La Joie Sonoma County 2018 (750ml)


Price: $381.00

Producer Vérité
Country USA
Region California
Subregion Sonoma
Varietal Red Blend
Vintage 2018
Sku 1703440
Size 750ml

Jeb Dunnuck: 98+ Points

Lastly the 2018 La Joie does everything right and offers a Château Lafite-like style in both its aromatics and its elegant seamless mouthfeel. Gorgeous blackcurrants lead pencil shavings damp earth unsmoked tobacco and woodsmoke nuances all develop with time in the glass and this is one of those wines that offers something new every time you come back to the glass. Rich medium to full-bodied perfectly balanced and incredibly elegant it has ripe polished yet substantial tannins re

Wine Advocate: 98 Points

Composed of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 7% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec the 2018 La Joie displays an opaque purple-black color slowly unfurling to offer profound notes of crème de cassis preserved plums and boysenberries with hints of rare beef pencil lead black olives and lilacs plus touches of fertile loam and crushed rocks. The medium-bodied palate has jaw-dropping elegance and poise featuring a solid backbone of firm very fine-grained tannins and bold freshness to support the intense mineral-laced black fruit layers finishing long with loads of savory and floral sparks. Simply breathtaking!

Vinous: 94-97 Points

The 2018 La Joie exudes class from the very first taste. Firm underpinnings of structure provide a gorgeous framework that wraps around a core of intense dark fruit. Lavender sage mint and grilled herb accents exalt the aromatic intensity of Cabernet Sauvignon.