Vérité Le Désir 2016 | 750 ml.

Item #: 55168

Store Location: RR14A | 5

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Wine Grapes

Primary Grape: Cabernet Franc | All Grapes: 82% Cabernet Franc

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Critical Acclaim

JD99 Jeb Dunnuck 6/14/2019

"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." (99 pts.)

VN98 Vinous Apr 2020

"Cabernet Sauvignon takes center stage in the 2016 Le Désir. Graphite, menthol, lavender, spice, pine, dried herbs and licorice give the 2016 striking aromatic depth to match its mid-weight personality. Elegant and nuanced, but with plenty of richness, the 2016 has a ton to offer." (98 pts.)

RP99 Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate 29th Oct 2018

"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." (99 pts.)

California

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United States

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More Information
SKU55168
Product TypeWine
Alternate NameVérité Le Désir
CountryUnited States
RegionCalifornia
DistrictSonoma County
Product Location - Location-AppellationSonoma County
Package Size750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume14.1%
BrandVérité
Bottles per Case12
Vintage2016
Bin Location5
Premier PickNo
Wine TypeTable Wine
Wine - ColorRed
Grape(s)82% Cabernet Franc
Primary GrapeCabernet Franc
Dollar Sale (Y/N)No
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