Verite 2014 La Desir

Verite 2014 La Desir

Region: Sonoma, California

Blend: 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22%Merlot, 21% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec



The Vérité 2014 Le Désir is a remarkable wine that pays homage to Pierre Seillan's (winemaker) 50 years of cultivating Cabernet Franc. Its precision and elegance are immediately apparent from the first pour. The nose is greeted by an enchanting bouquet of blackberries, delicate rose petals, and aromatic Herbes de Provence. These aromas intertwine with the distinct iron-rich minerality that characterizes this varietal. On the palate, the wine showcases perfectly cultivated fruit, meticulously harvested by micro-cru and expertly blended. The result is an intensely structured wine with a remarkable depth that lingers on the palate. The finish is long-lasting, leaving a lasting impression of complexity and finesse. This wine is a testament to the artistry and dedication that goes into its creation, offering a sublime expression of Cabernet Franc's potential.

Robert Parker - 98 Points

"The 2014 Le Désir (53% Cabernet Franc, 21% Merlot, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Malbec) has an inky purple color and a sweet kiss of chocolate, black truffle, forest floor, black raspberry and black currants. Opulent, but again structured and super-dense and pure, this is another massively concentrated wine meant for the long haul (and for our grandchildren). Give it 4-6 years of cellaring and drink it over the following 35-40 years. Remarkably, Pierre Seillan told me that 2014, while a drought year, was not actually that hot in the micro-terroirs he was working, but in terms of quality, it turned out to be the most surprisingly positive vintage he’s ever witnessed."

Antonio Galloni - 97 Points

"The 2014 Le Désir is the most inward of these 2014s from Vérité. Dark raspberry jam, wild flowers, spice, pencil shavings, mocha, lavender and licorice infuse this deep, powerful, structured Cabernet Franc-based blend. The interplay of dense, sumptuous fruit and aromatic freshness makes for an absolutely compelling wine."