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Verite Le Desir Red*Packaging may vary

Verite Le Desir Red

Proprietary / Other Blend / Sonoma County, United States, California, North Coast


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Category
Proprietary / Other Blend
Region
Sonoma County, United States
Body
Full

Product Description

The 2012 growing season, like the acclaimed 2001 vintage, began as another great year with dry, warm temperatures. The spring opened with beautiful, sunny, summer-like days with temperatures in the 90s and cool, foggy nights with temperatures in the 40s, leading to perfectly timed budbreak and bloom. While these unseasonably high temperatures were too warm for Merlot in many appellations, we are fortunate to have a wide variety of micro-crus across Sonoma County at our disposal, enabling us to use the best fruit from our Knights Valley, Alexander Mountain Estate, and Chalk Hill vineyards to create the complex and luxurious wines you expect from Vérité. Harvest took place September 13th through October 5th. The sublime color of the 2012 Le Désir shows the influence of Cabernet Franc with a brilliant, seductive ruby hue. The nose presents an expert balance of aromas of ripe red and black fruit, white spice, blond tobacco and nutmeg. An expressive palate reveals itself through flavors of nutmeg and spice. This is a wine with great finesse, a never-ending finish and extraordinary minerality. COMPOSITION 64% Cabernet Franc 24% Merlot 8% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Malbec

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