verite, assortment case, sonoma county 2016
JEB DUNNUCK
99
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

2016 verite, assortment case, sonoma county

Why We're Buying

La Muse. La Joie. Le Desir. It’s the three-headed hydra of Vérité Winery. The distinctive collection offers an inspiring glimpse into the exceptional terroir of Sonoma County and among the winery’s most highly sought-after investments.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
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Jeb Dunnuck

Le Desir: The 2016 Le Desir checks in as 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 6% Malbec. Readers looking for world-class Cabernet Franc should beg, borrow, or steal to get hold of a bottle of this. Incredible floral, violet, forest floor, lead pencil, and cassis notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied red that’s flawlessly balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, and a finish that won’t quit. More intellectual and elegant than the La Joie, it’s still a wine of incredible intensity and class that builds incrementally on the palate, has an exotic, singular character, and the class to evolve for 30 years or more.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
99

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Le Desir: Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Le Désir is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal absolutely stunning scents of potpourri, roses and orange peel over a core of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and dark chocolate with touches of cinnamon stick and cloves plus a waft of forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is exquisitely delicate and refined, with super ripe, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with epic persistence. 3,500 cases produced.