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Vérité Le Désir 2009 | 750 ml.

Item #: 38385

JD97 ST96+ RP93

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc | All Grapes: 74% Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

JD97 Jeb Dunnuck June 14, 2019

"The 2009 Le Desir is mostly Cabernet Franc and is another wine drinking beautifully today. Classic cassis and dark fruits as well as notes of bay leaf, sandalwood, and spice all flow to a full-bodied, elegant, concentrated red that has fine tannins, perfect balance, and one great finish. Drink it over the coming 20–25 years." (97 pts.)

ST96+ Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar May/Jun 2013

"Deep ruby-red. Vibrant nose offers cassis, blackberry, licorice, minerals, tobacco leaf and violet. Rich, tactile and deep, offering outstanding energy for the vintage. Boasts a rare combination of explosive fruit intensity and elegance. Builds and echoes dramatically on the vibrant, nuanced finish, which saturates the palate with dark fruits and minerals. This shut down in the glass but my recorked bottle showed uncanny freshness after three days in the refrigerator." (96+? pts.)

RP93 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Dec 2013

"Another big red is the 2009 Le Desir, a blend of 74% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec. The densest, most tannic, and most forbiddingly backward of the 2009s, it exhibits an inky/purple color along with copious aromas of graphite, spring flowers, blackberries and blueberries as well as a crushed liqueur of chalk-like character, and a huge, multilayered and multi-dimensional finish that lasts nearly 50 seconds. It requires 4–5 more years in the cellar, and should keep for three decades. If you have not yet experienced the wines of Verite, they are true connoisseurs’ efforts that should be purchased by those with cold cellars and long lifelines." (93 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU38385
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameVérité Le Désir
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictSonoma County
Product Location - Location-AppellationSonoma County
Package Size750 ml.
BrandVérité
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2009
Bin Location0
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)74% Cabernet Franc
Primary GrapeCabernet Franc
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No