|U.S.A.||2018||La Muse, Vérité Winery|
|MG||0 \ 3||3||3,300.00||6||3||366.66666666667||100.00||100.00||La Muse, Verite||1.5||10|
|U.S.A.||2018||La Muse, Vérité Winery||DM||2||2||1,200.00||bt||2||400||100.00||100.00||La Muse, Verite||3||10|
|U.S.A.||2018||La Muse, Vérité Winery||JR||1||1||2,100.00||bt||1||420||100.00||100.00||La Muse, Verite||5||10|
|Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.|
A blend of 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 4% Malbec, the 2018 La Muse was matured 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Medium to deep garnet-purple in color, the nose delivers a powerful perfume of cherry pie, blackberry preserves and baked plums, followed by suggestions of red roses, cast-iron pan, underbrush and unsmoked cigars, plus wafts of licorice and oolong tea. Medium to full-bodied, the black fruit and exotic spice layers flow so gracefully over the palate, textured by plush tannins and lifted with seamless freshness, finishing epically long and achingly fragrant. The intensity and complexity of aromas and flavors—all waltzing in captivating harmony—cannot fail to make your head spin in the best possible way. Electrifying!
This is Merlot-dominant, full of plum and raspberry fruits, the silkiest of the three and the most approachable. Textured and rich, grilled oak and cocoa powder, tannins are seductive but with big shoulders, and they do a great job of balancing out the more exuberant side of the wine. A long and relatively cool growing season at this estate, showcasing the winemaking skills of Pierre Seillan.