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2012 Verite Le Desir Red Wine Sonoma County
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95-98 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2014

(14.2% alcohol; 64% cabernet franc, 24% merlot, 8% cabernet sauvignon and 4% malbec):  Bright, deep ruby.  Seriously dark aromas of cassis, violet, bitter chocolate and espresso.  Hugely rich and ripe but with uncanny energy and definition to the flavors of black raspberry and musky bitter chocolate.  This has the density of a top vintage of Chateau Ausone.  Finishes with a boatload of ripe tannins that are buffered by the wine's palate-staining fruit.  Another monument in the making.

96-100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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