Verite Le Desir 2004, Sonoma County, USA
PRESS: Robert Parker - 98 points. "The first truly profound Le Désir, the 2004 … exhibits the deepest, most concentrated and multidimensional personality of the first five vintages of this cuvée. A dense plum/ purple color is accompanied by notes of graphite, forest floor, unsmoked cigar tobacco, licorice and fruitcake. Full-bodied, layered and opulent, it can be drunk now or cellared for 10+ years."
Producer: Verite Winery
Region/Appellation: Sonoma County
Country Hierarchy: North Coast, California,USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (49.2% Merlot, 46.9% Cabernet Franc, 3.8% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.1% Malbec)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
The 2004 Le Désir is rich and plush. Fine and silky tannins make for a luxurious mouthfeel, while stimulating acidity provides a refreshing framework. The wine boasts dried cherry, espresso bean, mocha, thyme, graphite, cigar box and dried violets. The fruit is followed by a host of savory flavors that continue to evolve and progress.