Vérité

La Joie Sonoma County Red Blend

9.319 ratings
9.36 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Peter Plaehn

That year's slacker. Only 99pts? Should've paid attention in class.

That year's slacker. Only 99pts? Should've paid attention in class.

Oct 31st, 2015
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

9.2

This vintage has a very ripe and seductive nose of dark currant and cassis fruit very rich chocolate with cigar box spice fresh herbs and earthy notes very complex. Has a very smooth and velvety texture very drinkable with a long layered finish most excellent

This vintage has a very ripe and seductive nose of dark currant and cassis fruit very rich chocolate with cigar box spice fresh herbs and earthy notes very complex. Has a very smooth and velvety texture very drinkable with a long layered finish most excellent

Apr 11th, 2014
Brenda Terzich-Garland

Color - dark red with some bricking. Beautiful nose—Dark cherry black-blueberry fruits with scents of vanilla cream, pine, cedar lingering menthol. Taste is intense and full bodied! The structure of the wine speaks for itself— a blast of blackberry fruit and cassis, tobacco, chocolate and crushed gravel with a pepper-graphite long finish. Tannins are present but light. Flavors are well integrated and pleasing to the pallet. Pairs well with aged cheddar cheese and pepper salami softening the wine and bringing out other flavors of subtle vanilla, dark red plum and cedar.

Color - dark red with some bricking. Beautiful nose—Dark cherry black-blueberry fruits with scents of vanilla cream, pine, cedar lingering menthol. Taste is intense and full bodied! The structure of the wine speaks for itself— a blast of blackberry fruit and cassis, tobacco, chocolate and crushed gravel with a pepper-graphite long finish. Tannins are present but light. Flavors are well integrated and pleasing to the pallet. Pairs well with aged cheddar cheese and pepper salami softening the wine and bringing out other flavors of subtle vanilla, dark red plum and cedar.

Feb 21st, 2021
Tom Garland

This is the Pauillac style of their 3 wines with 71% cab, 14% merlot, & cab franc, malbec, Petit verdot. +3 hour decant (lots of chunky sediment). A superlative deep dark garnet color. On the nose: dark cherry, vanilla cream, pine tree, blackberry, cedar, and slight minty menthol. Taste: an intense, smooth, full body wine with blackberry, cassis, tobacco, red plum, crushed gravel, and a peppery mineral long finish. YUM!!.....drinking well with the +3 hour decant, and should have many years ahead, no hurry.

This is the Pauillac style of their 3 wines with 71% cab, 14% merlot, & cab franc, malbec, Petit verdot. +3 hour decant (lots of chunky sediment). A superlative deep dark garnet color. On the nose: dark cherry, vanilla cream, pine tree, blackberry, cedar, and slight minty menthol. Taste: an intense, smooth, full body wine with blackberry, cassis, tobacco, red plum, crushed gravel, and a peppery mineral long finish. YUM!!.....drinking well with the +3 hour decant, and should have many years ahead, no hurry.

Feb 21st, 2021
Nic Z
9.5

One of the five frank during the trip...

One of the five frank during the trip...

May 18th, 2017
Chris Scott

Christmas dinner with prime rib. Inlaws really know how to celebrate. Wonderful wine.

Christmas dinner with prime rib. Inlaws really know how to celebrate. Wonderful wine.

Dec 27th, 2015
Chris Cass

Unapologetically California and delicious

Unapologetically California and delicious

Aug 16th, 2015
Kelvin So

Tasting with Master Sommelier

Tasting with Master Sommelier

May 26th, 2013
Richard. Jennings

What a great wine dark berry earthy aromas an taste wine has been in cellar for 7years evolving perfectly a fantastic example of the aging process

What a great wine dark berry earthy aromas an taste wine has been in cellar for 7years evolving perfectly a fantastic example of the aging process

Feb 16th, 2015
Ryan Brazell

Rise Over Run

9.4

Ryan had this 5 years ago

Ryan had this 5 years ago

Mar 27th, 2016