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Single bottle of Red wine Verite, Le Desir, Sonoma County, 2015 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Malbec

Le Desir
Sonoma County

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The producer

Vérité was founded in the 1990s by Jess Jackson, founder of Jackson Family Wines and is inspired by the great classified growths of Bordeaux. Pierre Seillan has been winemaker at Vérité since 1998, and today his daughter Helene is assisting him.

Vérité produces three wines – La Muse, La Joie, and Le Desir – from over 50 micro- cru vineyards in the Sonoma County sub regions of Bennett Valley, Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill and Knights Valley.

Each of the three cuvees represents an expression of the diversity of Sonoma County. La Muse is Merlot-based blend and characterised by elegance and finesse. La Joie is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon and is powerful and bold in style. and finally Le Desir is a Cabernet Franc, and characterised by nuance and depth.

The wine

Le Desir is comprised of mainly Cabernet Franc, usually blended with a relatively high proportion of Merlot and smaller portions of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. It is nuanced and multi-layered with exotic aromatics and nutmeg and pepper spice, pronounced mineral graphite core and intense muscular midpalate and length. Le Desir is likely inspired by specific top estates in top Bordeaux commune, St-Emilion.  

Type: Red
Vintage: 2015
Country: U.S.A.
Region: California
Sub region: Sonoma County
Grape: 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon & 4% Malbec
Style: Bold and Structured
ABV: 14.5%
Drinking window: 2018 - 2060
Size: 750ml
Food match: Beef and Venison

We choose our wines based on a range of criteria (see how we choose our wines) of which critic scores is just one. Rather than simply highlight the best score to promote a wine, our average critic score is calculated from the scores provided by several respected wine critics, who we follow for specific regions. They do not represent all critic scores and, wherever possible, we try and give more weight to more recent reviews. Where appropriate we consider market-based scores like Global Wine Score or Wine Searcher Average scores.

As a rule, we look to offer wines that achieve a 92/100 average critic score or better and frankly a lot of very good wines simply don’t make the cut. As a high-end provider we want to reflect that positioning in the quality of wines we offer. Such wines are only a tiny fraction of those generally on offer in the market. We believe that an average score is a more conservative and representative approach, but it is still subjective and only offered as a guide to our customers, who will (and should) do their own research. We will add individual critic scores to our website in the future. 

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