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2009 Verite Le Desir

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April 28, 2024 - $160



96+ Stephen Tanzer

Vibrant nose offers cassis, blackberry, licorice, minerals, tobacco leaf & violet. Rich, tactile & deep... a rare combination of explosive fruit intensity & elegance. Builds & echoes dramatically on the vibrant, nuanced finish...

94+ Vinous / IWC

...blasts across the palate with layers of deep, sumptuous fruit.... especially deep, plush... Hints of mocha, espresso, licorice & tar wrap around the finish in this muscular wine as varietal Cabernet Franc notes take shape...

93-95Robert M. Parker Jr.

...aromas of black currants, sweet cherries, loamy soil, coffee and Christmas fruitcake. Medium-bodied, soft and fleshy...


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.