Verite La Joie 2015 California

Derived from a layered concentration of primarily Cabernet Sauvignon grown along the steep hillsides and volcanic benches of the Mayacamas Mountains, La Joie is a commanding wine that will reward the patient collector. A true thoroughbred, it is exuberant, energetic, and proud—eager to show off at the first opportunity.

An enveloping, structured wine, La Joie shows aromas of mint, sage and lavender in an earth-driven bouquet. Blackcurrants, ripe cherries and damson plum fulfill the promise of New World wines, while a brooding finish and fine-grained tannins pay homage to the elegance of the Old World.

The Vérité signature - the message of the soil -- is here captured in undertones of granite, iron and limestone. La Joie is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, developed individually by micro-cru in our Sonoma County vineyards.  The wine will age gracefully and reach peak maturity in 30 years.

—from Verite Wines

Better in 2021- 2050

Details

Type: Red Style: Bold and Structured Appellation: Sonoma County Region: California Country: USA Alcohol: 15% Grape: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot Vintage: 2015 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

99 Points Wine Advocate
A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 La Joie features a very deep purple-black color and almost electric nose of crushed blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and mulberries with sparks of raspberry pie, wild blueberries, unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied and charged with the most amazing energy, the youthful, vibrant black-fruited palate is framed by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with lingering crushed stones and earth layers.
97 Points James Suckling
This is a beautiful cabernet sauvignon-based red with blackcurrants, blueberries and a light mint character. Full-bodied, firm and tight with a compressed fruit structure and polished tannins. Extremely long and focused. A beautiful wine. Mostly cabernet sauvignon. Drink in 2021.
96 points Antonio Galloni
Vérité's 2015 La Joie is deep, powerful and structured, with tons of Cabernet savoriness running through a core of intense, dark fruit. Grilled herbs, leather, menthol and licorice all develop in the glass. Sumptuous and yet also structured, La Joie is another winner from Vérité.