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Date Printed: 5/22/2015
Verite Le Desir 2000
Verite Le Desir 2000
(search item no. 74427)
collectible wine

International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 5/22/2015: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

French for 'desire', Le Désir captures the grace and opulence of the best St. Emilion-styled wines. A Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend, with some Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine expresses extreme power, finesse and elegance. 2000 is the first vintage of Le Désir.

Cabernet Franc from the mountains of Knights Valley is what gives this wine its unique character. The 2000 Le Désir is a deep, saturated purple color with a tremendous bouquet of sweet black fruits. Complex and alluring, this wine can be enjoyed now and over the next twenty years.

My Notes:

About Verite Estate:

French for 'truth', Vérité reflects our commitment to crafting the most authentic expression of the vineyard.

Simply put, but profound in its intent, we are dedicated to producing red wines of style and substance using traditional methods and the finest fruit from mountain vineyards throughout Sonoma County.

The Vérité Estate is located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain range at the southern tip of Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Our unique location is just north of the confluence of the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations, an area know for superior soil, climate, and potential to express a strong sense of terroir.