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Vérité La Muse 2012 | 750 ml.

Item #: 42280

RP97 ST94+ VN93+

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Primary Grape: Merlot | All Grapes: 85% Merlot

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Critical Acclaim

ST94+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2014

"Deep ruby. Wonderfully pure aromas and flavors of crushed cassis, minerals and exotic spices. Huge, sweet and plush but utterly primary for a wine with so much flesh. Boasts the chocolatey richness of a topnotch Pomerol from a great year, but the wine’s huge, ripe tannins will require at least five or six years of aging. Finishes with outstanding length." (94–97 pts.)

VN94 Vinous Feb 2016

"The 2012 La Muse is plump, juicy and forward; in other words a very typical expression of this vintage. Now at nearly five years of age, the 2012 is beginning to develop pretty aromatic notes that add complexity and nuance. Sweet tobacco, licorice, raspberry jam, mint and anise are all pushed forward. With time in the glass, the 2012 turns delicate and more refined, but it also seems to be going through a bit of a lull today." (94 pts.)

RP97 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2015

"The 2012 La Muse, which is 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, is a smaller cuvée of 1,840 cases. The wine has plenty of spice box, cedar wood, Christmas fruitcake and Asian plum sauce, along with black cherry and blackcurrant fruit. Ripe, round, full-bodied and opulent, this is a wine that can be drunk now or cellared for another three decades. Interestingly, the alcohol levels are not all that high in any of these wines, with most of them rarely exceeding 14.3%." (97 pts.)

VN93+ Vinous Jan 2015

"Mocha, chocolate, dark plums, smoke and cloves are some of the notes that inform the 2012 La Muse. Dark, sumptuous and impeccably balanced, the 2012 is super-impressive. The flavors are bold and intense, and while there is plenty of size and volume, the wine’s balance is simply impeccable. I imagine the 2012 will reward drinkers with a good 20 years or so of very fine drinking pleasure." (93–95 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU42280
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameVérité La Muse
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictSonoma County
Product Location - Location-AppellationSonoma County
Package Size750 ml.
BrandVérité
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2012
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)85% Merlot
Primary GrapeMerlot
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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