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Date Printed: 11/1/2014
Verite Le Desir 2008
Verite Le Desir 2008
(search item no. 120315)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 97 points
PRICE ON 11/1/2014: $449.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 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
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Le Désir—predominantly Cabernet Franc supported by Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot — shows layers of concentrated fruit, exotic spice, opulent aromatics and a plush suede texture. Six of the last seven vintages of this singular Bordeaux blend achieved scores of 95 or higher.

Blend: 61% Cabernet Franc, 31% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec

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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.