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Date Printed: 10/31/2014
Verite Le Desir 2001
Verite Le Desir 2001
(search item no. 77922)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 10/31/2014: $119.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
2000 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.

A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec, Le Désir represents the grace and opulence of the best St. Emilion-style wines. A deep claret color is followed by a sweet, black fruit nose. Le Désir's complex character continues with ripe blackberry flavors that are surprisingly soft given the intensity of the fruit. This wine embodies a truly remarkable integration of wood, acidity, alcohol and tannin.

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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.