Colour: Deeply hued magenta core
Nose: A bouquet of spices, violet, lilac and clove. Blueberries, black plums and the bright expression of red fruit – wild strawberries, fresh raspberries – unfold in harmony with sophisticated herbal tones and an expansive, velvety mouth-feel.
Palate: Couched in the elegance of custom-sourced, fully-traceable oak and our signature toasting profiles, the wine offers refined tannins and a lasting finish that will age beautifully for decades to come.
Grape Varieties: 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc & 3% Malbec
Aging: 100% in new oak barrels for 16-17 months
Awards: 91pts – Wine Spectator; 100pts – Wine Advocate-Parker
History of Vérité Winery
Vérité Winery is a wine producer based in Sonoma County in California. It is most famous for its three Bordeaux-styled blends: La Muse, La Joie, and Le Désir, which have all received 100-point scores from American wine critic Robert Parker over several vintages. Vérité sources fruit from the Alexander Valley, Bennett Valley, Knights Valley and Chalk Hill AVAs in Sonoma County.
This range of sites provides more than 40 different types of soil, a range of altitudes and several different mesoclimates. Each vineyard block is vinified separately before a final blend for each wine is created. The three Vérité blends are dominated by a different Bordeaux variety. La Muse is Merlot-based, La Joie is Cabernet Sauvignon-based, and Le Désir is primarily Cabernet Franc.