Red

1999 Vérité La Joie

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
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Community Tasting Notes 63

  • napasoutherner Likes this wine: 95 points

    May 16, 2019 - Wonderful wine. Lots of must and dust on the nose. You could just tell this wine was going to be big and complex and it was. Took about an hour to open up some and it produces layers of old cocoa (from the can), spices, graphite, cigar flavors that just impressed. Even my Burgundy friends were blown away by what this wine turned into. Well done!

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Otaku Oenophile Likes this wine: 98 points

    April 27, 2019 - An incredibly dark ruby in the glass.

    When opening you get this blast of morello cherries followed by an incredible scent of cigar and leather.

    On the palate red currant and raspberries are followed by incredible mounds of earth, tar and hints of truffle.

    Unlike the 02 which is just opening up the 99 is already in its prime with still quite a bit of life left in it.

    IMO if you have any drink it soon.

  • ttjensen Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 9, 2019 - This is a stunning wine. Still very youthful and fruit-driven, but with impeccable balance and uncommon elegance for a California cab blend. Paired with genuine Kobe wagyu, which it thoroughly deserved.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Steve Bird Does not like this wine: 85 points

    December 25, 2018 - I had high hopes for Xmas dinner pairing with prime rib. The wine was tired, with a lot of musky funk on the nose. Double decanted for 3 hours. No improvement at all. Little fruit on the palate. Anise (which I don’t like) and baking spices predominate. So disappointed.

  • DarinC Likes this wine:

    August 20, 2018 - Consistent with previous notes

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1999 Napa Valley Cabernets (May 2019), 5/1/2019 (link)

    (Verité La Joie Sonoma County Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Antonio Galloni
    Vinous Table: Cabernet Lovers of New York City (Oct 2013) (link)

    (Verité La Joie) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2002, IWC Issue #102 (link)

    (Verite La Joie Red Wine Sonoma County) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2001, IWC Issue #96 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1999
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vérité
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation La Joie
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Sonoma County
  • UPC Code 006200007573

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 761 (59%)
  • Consumed 532 (41%)

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