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.
Aromas of crushed ripe blackcurrants, stewed sweet plums, and grenadine harmonize with dried thyme, fresh spearmint, and rose petals. On the palate, complex and vibrant layers of black fruit are accompanied by warm toast, vanilla bean, star anise, and fresh clove. A pronounced iron minerality adds to the chorus of electric flavors and textures, which linger for some time after the last sip. Fine-grained tannins complemented by a backbone of acidity offer both an intensity and a freshness, providing a finish that is unique among New World wines.
—from Verite Wines
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Type: Red Style: Bold and Structured Appellation: Sonoma County Region: California Country: USA Alcohol: 15% Grape: 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec Vintage: 2016 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml