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2000 Verite La Muse

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May 5, 2024 - $135



91Robert M. Parker Jr.

...this totally mature, soft, round, fruity red offers up hints of underbrush, fruitcake, black currants, sweet kirsch and licorice.

91Wine Spectator

Plenty of richness, depth and stuffing, along with excellent balance and focus. The core of currant, blackberry, anise, spice and cedar notes are all gracefully in place...

91Stephen Tanzer

Dense, juicy and bright, with lovely definition and intensity of flavor. Not at all a thick style of merlot but has terrific verve and structure. Finishes with terrific tannin/acid spine and excellent persistence.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.