La Muse 3L

United States, California, Sonoma

98/100RP
CA$2,934.94

2005

The 2005 vintage is a very dark to opaque ruby in color. On the nose, there are polished, Bordeaux-like aromas of black cherry and licorice. It is full-bodied on the palate, very focused and balanced with notes of black cherry and licorice followed by a spicy finish with long, elegant and lingering soft minerality. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to age very gracefully.
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The 2005 vintage is a very dark to opaque ruby in color. On the nose, there are polished, Bordeaux-like aromas of black cherry and licorice. It is full-bodied on the palate, very focused and balanced with notes of black cherry and licorice followed by a spicy finish with long, elegant and lingering soft minerality. This wine is drinking beautifully now and will continue to age very gracefully.

Appellation: N/A

Regulated designation: N/A

Length of aging: N/A

Bottle Size: 3000ml

Closure type: Cork

Varietal: Merlot

Style: Dry

Body: Full-Bodied Red Wine

Region: United States, California, Sonoma

Colour: Red

Vintage: 2005

Score: N/A

98 RP

Robert Parker

The myth perpetrated by Old World wine proponents is that California wines don’t age. Those critics need to taste Verité, because these wines are aging far slower than I imagined. The 2005 La Muse, a blend of 88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Malbec, tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol and spent 18 months in 100% new French oak. Incredibly youthful, this wine has an opaque purple color and a beautiful nose of espresso roast, white chocolate, blackberry and cassis, with mocha and a touch of oak. The wine is full-bodied, with magnificent structure, texture and density. I could drink it now. That said, most consumers should give this wine another 3-4 years, and drink it over the following 30+ years.

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