La Joie

2007

Vintage

A lovely season for all of California, 2007 began with a mild winter with below normal rainfall and was followed by a dry spring. These conditions led to an early budbreak. Very consistent temperatures and weather throughout the growing season resulted in a fruit set of perfect, even grape clusters. Furthermore, berries were smaller this year, which means a greater skin to juice ratio and a big concentration of flavors. Harvest took place September 4th through September 27th.
– Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

Notes

An intense color in the glass; aromas of red and black fruits lead to a big, powerful wine that is lush yet balanced with round tannins. The bouquet and the palate will continue to develop over the next 10 years.

Composition

68% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Merlot
8% Cabernet Franc
5% Petit Verdot
4% Malbec

La Joie 2007
100
Robert Parker, Jr.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

This utterly perfect, flawless wine reveals great intensity along with a wonderful perfume of roasted coffee, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, forest floor and crushed rock. Full-bodied and viscous without being heavy, the wine possesses admirable precision as well as good acidity and balance. This stunning wine is developing beautifully.