Vérité La Muse 2013

A stunner of a wine

Pure, rich, and rounded, this stunner of a wine scored 100 on Robert Parker, and with good reason. It’s lush and delicious—a full-bodied masterpiece.

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Storage Instructions

TASTING NOTES FROM THE CURATOR

With a score of 100 on Robert Parker, the Vérité La Muse 2013 is counted among the top 1% of wines in the world. Made with Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec (with Merlot taking up the biggest percentage), it’s very bold and complex, deep and elegant, and very structured.

This Sonoma wine’s pure, rich bouquet leaps from the glass, with clean, spiced notes and earthy hints. With an appealing deep ruby color, it has a luscious mouthfeel, and exudes truffle, licorice, and black cherry on the palate.

PREPARATION AND PAIRINGS

This California red pairs beautifully with cheeses like gouda and cheddar. Cured meats like speck and coppa shine when enjoyed with this wine, and so will foie gras.

A good, well-made steak is perfect, as is lamb (maybe slow-roasted with rosemary), and poultry, like roasted duck legs. You can even pair the Vérité La Muse with meaty pizzas.

End your meal with another glass, paired with a fudgy brownie, or a moist chocolate cake.

THE FRUIT OF KINDRED SPIRITS

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.

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