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Aabalat USD 447.90 750ml

Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County le Désir 2003

External Review by Sam's Wine:

The dark, foreboding 2003 Le Desir (44% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Malbec) exhibits an opaque purple color along with scents of incense, fruitcake, black currants, mocha, and berries. Rich, concentrated, tannic, and dense, it appears to be even more backward than La Joie. Nevertheless, it possesses tremendous upside potential. Cellar it for 3-4 years and enjoy it over the following three decades.

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Verite Winery:
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.

External Reviews for Vérité Red Bordeaux Blend Sonoma County le Désir

External Review
Source: Sam's Wine
09/15/2009

The dark, foreboding 2003 Le Desir (44% Merlot, 41% Cabernet Franc, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 4% Malbec) exhibits an opaque purple color along with scents of incense, fruitcake, black currants, mocha, and berries. Rich, concentrated, tannic, and dense, it appears to be even more backward than La Joie. Nevertheless, it possesses tremendous upside potential. Cellar it for 3-4 years and enjoy it over the following three decades.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

Deep ruby to the rim. Aromas of blackberry, violet, bitter chocolate and licorice. Huge, broad and silky, with a wonderfully suave texture. Flavors of dark berries, chocolate and mocha. As fat as this is, it's also quite lively. Finishes with uncanny... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2003 Verite Le Desir 750ml



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"A blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon, Le Désir represents the grace and opulence of the best St. Emilion-style wines. An intense purple color is followed by aromas of blackberries, tobacco, roasted coffee, dark fruit preserves and fruitcake. Rich, dense and chewy on the palate, it is smooth in the beginning, showing both black and red fruit, ending with spices, dark chocolate, caramel and coffee on the finish." - Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

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Aged 16 months in French Oak.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.2% pH: 3.54
Total Acidity: 5.9 grams per liter

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