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Date Printed: 8/29/2014
Verite Le Desir 2002
Verite Le Desir 2002
(search item no. 85301)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 8/29/2014: $149.99

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
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Complimentary adjectives are almost inappropriate for the extraordinary complexity, fabulous richness, and sheer nobleness and beauty of the 2002 Le Desir (52.7% Merlot, 41.2% Cabernet Franc, and tiny percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec). Dense aromas of creosote, burning wood embers, blackberries, blueberries, and violets are offered in the full-bodied, fabulously complex perfume. Full-bodied, with tremendous complexity, a voluptuous texture, and flavors of plum liqueur, figs, chocolate, espresso, and minerals, this is a tour de force in winemaking. Anticipated maturity: now-2020.
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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.