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Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County le Désir 2001

Member Review by George Parkinson:

color - black / red / blue nose - tight, herbal and spice; soft cherry mouth - full, clove, coffee, licorice and red fruit finish - long buy it age it 10+ years

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The Vérité Estate is located in the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountain range at the southern tip of Sonoma County's Alexander Valley. Vérité's unique location, shared by only one other winery, is just north of the confluence of the Chalk Hill and Knights Valley appellations.

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Snooth User: George Parkinson
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08/26/2009

color - black / red / blue nose - tight, herbal and spice; soft cherry mouth - full, clove, coffee, licorice and red fruit finish - long buy it age it 10+ years


External Reviews for Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County le Désir

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

A profound blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, with 56% of the fruit from Chalk Hill, 26% from the Alexander Valley Mountain Estate, 14% from Knightrsquo;s Valley and 4% from Bennett Valley, the 2007 is a wine of unbelievable intensity. It boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as notes of acacia flowers, graphite, licorice, blackberries, blueberries and a hint of burning embers/charcoal, superb intensity and purity, and abundant tannin in the finish. This massive wine needs 5ndash;6 more years of bottle age, and is meant for 35ndash;40 years of cellaring.


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Source: WineGlobe.com
02/06/2009

French for 'desire', Le DTsir 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


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
05/06/2015

The 2001 Le Desir (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Malbec) came from Alexander Valley Mountain Estate fruit (two-thirds), 30% from Chalk Hill and a tiny dollop from Knight’s Valley. The most evolved of these three wines, it exhibits complex notes of spring flowers, underbrush, truffles, forest floor, camphor and red as well as black fruits. It possesses an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, fabulous purity and density and a long finish. The finish for all three of these wines lasts for close to a minute. Each represents extraordinary craftsmanship and, essentially, vinous confirmation of the vision of the late Jess Jackson. Those who think too many California wines are over the top may be surprised to know that the Le Desir’s pH is 3.68 and its true alcohol level is 14.1%.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/03/2012

The 2001 Le Desir (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec) is an enormously concentrated, sweet yet elegant, medium to full-bodied effort revealing intense notes of red, black, and blue fruit intermixed with camphor, lead pencil shavings, and spice box characteristics. Rich and intensely flavored yet remarkably light on its feet for such power, with beautifully integrated wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin in the long finish, it will provide immense pleasure if drunk between 2004ndash;2025. This is an out and out brilliant wine!


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Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

Saturated medium ruby. Great superripe aromas of blackberry, violet, roast coffee, chicory and minerals. A huge, mouthfilling wine that coats every square millimeter of the mouth. Offers great sweetness and flavor intensity without any excess weight, thanks to perfectly integrated acidity. Finishes with big, toothdusting tannins and great persistence and thrust. Iandrsquo;d love to slip a sample of this in a tasting of St. Emilion wines.


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Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

he 2001 Le Desir (50% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Franc, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 1% Malbec) is an enormously concentrated, sweet yet elegant, medium to full-bodied effort revealing intense notes of red, black, and blue fruit intermixed with camphor, lead


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09/22/2010

($100) Saturated medium ruby. Great superripe aromas of blackberry, violet, roast coffee, chicory and minerals. A huge, mouthfilling wine that coats every square millimeter of the mouth. Offers great sweetness and flavor intensity without any excess ... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2001 Verite Le Desir 750ml


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"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." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

Aged 15 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.1% pH: 3.68
Total Acidity: 5.6 grams per liter

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