Verite La Muse 2015 California

Profound and sophisticated, La Muse delivers the incredible depth and texture with a Merlot-based blend from the top micro-crus of eastern Sonoma County. Like a graceful swan, it embodies elegance, softness and strength.

The 2015 La Muse opens with a classic ruby-red core and brilliant pink-purple outer rim. A youthful, clean bouquet recalls wildflower bloom in Northern California, aromas of purple flowers rising from the rocks. Crème de Cassis, blueberry pie and black raspberries mingle with red apple in a fresh yet restrained ripeness. Like the rock bed of its loamy Sonoma County vineyard, La Muse bends and turns with seductive aromas of baking spices, juniper berries and dark chocolate. Velvety tannins with a lingering finish complete the wine with signature balance. La Muse’s signature shows hints of clay and alluvial soils, with structure and suppleness that will age beautifully for decades to come. —from Verite Wines

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Details

Type: Red Style: Bold and Structured Appellation: Sonoma County Region: California Country: USA Alcohol: 15% Grape: 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 3% Malbec Vintage: 2015 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

97 Points Robert Parker
Composed of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the 2015 La Muse sports a very deep garnet-purple color, leaping from the glass with exuberant crème de cassis, blueberry pie and licorice notes plus suggestions of Indian spices, dark chocolate, menthol, sautéed herbs and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it delivers tons of black and blue fruit preserves flavors, accented by exotic spices, framed with velvety tannins and finishing on a persistent earthy/mineral note. 
97 Points James Suckling
This is dense yet agile young red with aromas and flavors of blackberries, black olives and black truffles. Full-bodied, layered and rich. Pretty ripe and melted tannins. Top merlot. Drink or hold

95 points Antonio Galloni
The 2015 La Muse is developing beautifully. Ripe, ample and voluptuous in the glass, the 2015 exudes character. Even with all of its obvious intensity, the 2015 has quite a bit of freshness to balance out the ripe, racy Merlot-based fruit. Super-ripe red cherry, plum, mocha and spice notes build into the racy, inviting finish.