The 2011 La Muse presents a distinctly Old World profile of savory herbs, smoke, iron, tobacco, cedar and bright red stone fruits. This is a relatively soft, slender, small-scaled vintage for La Muse, but all the elements are nicely balanced. The 2011 can be enjoyed now or cellared for another decade.
Anticipated maturity: 2015-2023
Robert Parker 91
The 2011 La Muse (2,100 cases) is a Pomerol-styled wine made from 89% Merlot, 7% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc. It exhibits a dense ruby color along with attractive aromas of Christmas fruitcake, sweet baking spices, red and blackcurrants and licorice. Medium to full-bodied and complete, it tails off slightly in the finish, but this outstanding 2011 should offer pleasure over the next 10-15 years. Tel. (707) 433-9000
Anticipated maturity: 2014-2029