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Vérité 2013 La Joie

Vérité 2013 La Joie is a kindred spirit to the best wines of France's Pauillac


Sonoma County, California

Simply put, this is one of the finest American wine releases in recent memory. A near-perfect union of climate, soil, fruit and winemaking, courtesy of legendary vigneron Pierre Seillan, who dubbed his celebrated methodology droit du sol, "right of the soil." While it hails from Sonoma County, the La Joie is a kindred spirit to the best wines of France's Pauillac. The blend consists of 71 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 16 percent Merlot, 8 percent Cabernet Franc and 5 percent Petit Verdot. It all adds up to a wine that is elegant, powerful and, above all, unforgettable.

Suggested Cut: A prime cut filet mignon

Rating: 19/20

Price: $390

For more information, visit the Vérité official website.

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