Trying to dig into this wine and why it has such a hefty price tag. And will it deliver? Anyone with insights or has had an opportunity to taste it. Would love to hear from you! Thanks
John Blazon and Tom Gannon of Spire Collection within the Jackson Family would have the best answers.
I've visited the property, and have tasted through all of the wines across multiple vintages. There isn't really another Sonoma estate making powerful yet articulate and textured wine like this. It's the first Sonoma wine i would recommend to a die hard Harlan, Sloan, Scarecrow etc. lover.
I would have to agree with Jon here and of course I am a little biased but have known Pierre Seillan for many years and started buying the for my restaurant in NYC back in 2002 and visited the property a few times before I started working for Spire in 2011 ...La Joie is the Pauillac inspired Verite- there are three, La Muse is the Pomerol inspired Merlot based Verite, Le Desir is the St. Emilion inspired Cab Franc based Verite. 45 different mountain terroirs that Pierre Seillan uses with his "micro-cru" philosophy.
When I was selling this wine to guests at Rothmanns on the floor I used a First Growth analogy- as if you had the power of Latour with the elegance of Lafite.
I like the analogy Tom, I had a chance to taste La Joie. It was delicious and complex. And certainly comparable to a fine Bordeaux. Think I’d love to try La Muse as I am a huge Merlot fan. However, I would only recommend it to serious wine enthusiasts as a $100 glass of i didn’t find it that impressive. If that makes sense.