2001 Verite La Joie Red Wine Alexander Valley1 Rating
2001 Verite La Joie Red Wine Alexander Valley
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Wine.comFrench for 'joy', La Joie emphasizes Cabernet Sauvignon and represents a Pauillac-style wine. The wine is deep purple in color, spicy and intense in the nose, with density and structure from its Cabernet Sauvignon dominance. A blend comprised primarily of Cabernet Sauvignon, La Joie expresses the richness and depth of a Pauillac-style wine. This wine begins with a blackberry color and a slightly spicy nose that possesses a note of smoke. Although La Joie's velvet texture is soft, it is powerful C...
International Wine CellarRating: 93/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 114, May/June 2004 ($125) Bright ruby. Roasted, medicinal aromas of currant, espresso, bitter chocolate and minerals. Thick, fat and sweet, with compelling opulence for a cabernet-dominated wine (this is Seillan's Pauillac blend) and an almost exotic berry flavor. Finishes with sweeter tannins than the 2001 Muse, perhaps a testament to the superiority of high-quality cabernet sauvignon.
CellarTracker Community Tasting NotesCommunity Tasting Notes (average 94.1 pts. and median of 94 pts. in 23 notes)
Wine AdvocateRating: (94-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 142 on Aug-02
Wine SpectatorRating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/05
Vintage ChartRating for United States-California: 96 (excellent)
Drinkability: too young, let it sit