Bound by precision, elegance and grace, Le Désir is a Cabernet Franc-based blend that exudes high-toned, exotic aromatics, an iron graphite core and pronounced minerality. It is a complex symphony, at first presenting a quiet force that needs time to unveil its many delicate and mysterious layers.
The hallmark of the 2015 Le Désir is its structured and precise palate. There is a line here, a balance between softness and hardness: iron-rich, rocky minerality, aromas of new leather and cigar, the clear, driving expression of bright red fruit.
Wild blackberries, cherries, and crisp apple join with the signature herbal tone of Cabernet Franc. Fresh, subtle pea shoots and heirloom tomato vine, notes of red licorice and tobacco box pave the way to a linear, silky finish, resounding with a floral bouquet of lilacs and violets.
Remarkably expressive in its youth, Le Désir is a multi-layered and complex wine. Its depths will unfold for ages.
—from Verite Wines
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Type: Red Style: Bold and Structured Appellation: Sonoma County Region: California Country: USA Alcohol: 15% Grape: 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Malbec Vintage: 2015 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml