Verite "Le Desir" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc 2016

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Verite "Le Desir" Sonoma Valley Cabernet Franc 2016
Varietal: Cabernet Franc
Sub-Region: Sonoma Valley
Region: North Coast
Color: Red
Country/State: California
98 Vinous, Antonio Galloni (4/2020) "Cabernet Franc takes center stage in the 2016 Le Desir. Graphite, menthol, lavender, spice, pine, dried herbs and licorice give the 2016 striking aromatic depth to match its mid-weight personality. Elegant and nuanced, but with plenty of richness, the 2016 has a ton to offer."
99 Wine Advocate (10/29/2018) "Composed of 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot and 6% Malbec, the very deep purple-black colored 2016 Le Desir is a little closed to begin, opening out to reveal absolutely stunning scents of potpourri, roses and orange peel over a core of crushed blackcurrants, black cherries and dark chocolate with touches of cinnamon stick and cloves plus a waft of forest floor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is exquisitely delicate and refined, with super ripe, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Drink Date: 2022 - 2047"
96 James Suckling (2/4/2019) "Aromas of dust, currants and black olives. Full body and round, chewy tannins. This is soft and round textured. Juicy and flavorful at the end. Try after 2022."
99 Jeb Dunnuck (6/14/2019) "The 2016 Le Desir checks in as 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, and 6% Malbec. Readers looking for world-class Cabernet Franc should beg, borrow, or steal to get hold of a bottle of this. Incredible floral, violet, forest floor, lead pencil, and cassis notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied red that's flawlessly balanced, has ultra-fine tannins, and a finish that won't quit. More intellectual and elegant than the La Joie, it's still a wine of incredible intensity and class that builds incrementally on the palate, has an exotic, singular character, and the class to evolve for 30 years or more. Maturity: 2019 - 2049"
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750 ML
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Gets better with age
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