2017 Verite Le Desir

Proprietary Blend - 750ML
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JS 98

jamessuckling.com, April 2021

A very beautiful, succulent red, showing lavender, sage, conifer and rosemary with black and blue fruit. Full-bodied with firm, lightly chewy tannins and a sturdy, very elegant finish. 80% cabernet franc, 17% merlot and...
JD 98

jebdunnuck.com, May 2020

(98+ points) Lastly, the 2017 Le Desir is 80% Cabernet Franc, with the balance mostly Merlot mixed with a splash of Malbec. It has a wonderful Cabernet Franc floral character as well as awesome black raspberry, cedarwood...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, May 2020

What was the secret to achieving such impressive ripeness for Cabernet Franc in 2017? Pierre Seillan's daughter and one day successor, Helene, told me: “We make a lot of passes through the Cabernet Franc blocks—more than...
VN 98

Vinous, April 2020

The 2017 Le Désir is off the charts fabulous and also one of the most compelling wines I have tasted from Vérité. Mocha, chocolate, licorice, leather, menthol, pine and spice soar out of the glass. The 2017 is vertical...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Sonoma
Vintage 2017
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 13.8%
Closure Cork

The 2017 Verite Le Desir is a truly exceptional wine that showcases the best of California's North Coast region. With its deep garnet-purple color, this red wine immediately catches the eye and promises a sensory journey like no other.

On the nose, the Le Desir reveals a captivating bouquet of lavender, sage, conifer, and rosemary, mingling harmoniously with notes of black and blue fruit. Each inhalation brings forth a new layer of complexity, inviting you to explore further.

Full-bodied and with firm, lightly chewy tannins, this wine possesses a sturdy structure that is beautifully balanced. The palate is greeted with a symphony of flavors, including black raspberry, cedarwood, forest floor, violets, rose petals, and hints of new leather. The integration of 80% Cabernet Franc, 17% Merlot, and 3% Malbec creates a wine of incredible depth and elegance.

The 2017 Le Desir is a testament to the skill and dedication of the father-daughter winemaking team of Pierre and Hélène Seillan. Despite the challenges of the vintage, they have crafted a wine that defies expectations. It takes time and aeration to fully appreciate its complexity, but the reward is well worth the wait.

With a bright spine of acidity and fabulous tannins, this wine offers a long and memorable finish. It lingers on the palate, leaving a lasting impression of its exceptional quality.

The 2017 Verite Le Desir is a wine that will continue to evolve and improve with age. While it can be enjoyed now, it is recommended to cellar it for a few more years to fully appreciate its potential. This wine is a true masterpiece and a must-have for any serious collector or wine enthusiast.