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The Vérité La Joie 2013 is among the top 1% of wines in the world, with a score of 100 on Robert Parker. From Sonoma county, California, this wine is deep red, with purple hues, in appearance. It’s a grandiose wine, a combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verlot.
It’s rich, complex, and creamy on the nose, with oak, charcoal, and earthy undertones. On the palate, it is powerful, with notes of cassis and black cherry shining through. This red is an excellent vintage, with a pronounced finish—a true beauty!
The Vérité La Joie is perfect for charcuterie. Pair with cheddar, aged Manchego, Parmigiano-Reggiano, and Pecorino-Romano. For your mains, this is brilliant with a slow roast lamb, or coq au vin. Have it also with a nice, juicy steak, venison, or maybe some beef fillet or turkey.
Continue on to dessert with the same bottle. It works incredibly with dark chocolate and raspberry layer cake, or a hazelnut cheesecake.
Vérité is the magical collaboration of two people who are not only passionate about wine, but masters of their craft. Pierre Seillan, a Master Winemaker who’s dedicated 50 years to this art, met Jess Jackson, founder of one of the most successful wine companies in the US, in France in the 1990s. A kinship between the Seillans of Bordeaux and the Jacksons of California blossomed.
It was when Pierre visited California in 1997 did their dream to produce world class wines from California come into fruition—Vérité was born. Jackson has since passed, and Pierre is now mentoring Helene Seillan, in order to usher in a new generation, one that will continue their legacies with pride and passion.
The year 2013 blessed Sonoma county with a faultless growing season. There was no excessive heat, which allowed for even ripening, and there was little rain in the winter. The moisture of the soil during spring was perfect, and allowed the vines to bloom beautifully.
Store unopened red wines in a cool, dry, and dark place safe from constant vibration. Keep your bottle horizontal in a wine rack or cellar to retain the moistness of the cork. The ideal temperature for storage is between 16 to 18°C. Once opened, a bottle will be good for 3 to 5 days standing upright in the refrigerator.