Verite La Muse 2014
Verité is a californian winery inspired by the best bordeaux appellations. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are cultivated with the aim to reflect their rich soil. Here, climate, soil expression and winemaking are into symbiosis to product a fine wine.
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.