Vérité Le Désir 2010 The Wine Gate Shop

California – Sonoma County

Vérité Le Désir 2010

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The estate

Located near the town of Healdsburg, California, Vérité, French for "Truth," has produced premium Bordeaux blends from some of the best vineyard sites in Sonoma County since 1998. The wines are a marriage of old-world expertise and new-world fruit, crafted by sixth generation French Vigneron Pierre Seillan along with his daughter and assistant Vigneron Hélène Seillan. Pierre and Hélène take the utmost care with every step of the viticultural and winemaking process, working closely with each vineyard manager to farm each block precisely. Vérité produces three wines: La Muse, a Merlot-based blend, La Joie, a Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, and Le Désir, a Cabernet Franc-based blend. Vérité wines are made for longevity and can mature for 20–30+ years.

The wines of Vérité are the result of Old-World experience applied to New-World terroir. They are meticulous blends of Bordeaux varietals, cultivated in small estate-grown vineyard blocks, each expressing a distinctive combination of climate, soil expression, and winemaking technique.

The vineyard

The diversity of Sonoma County is mirrored in our estate vineyards. The soils and microclimates in our mountain and hillside vineyards vary dramatically from block to block, creating what we like to think of as small vineyards within vineyards—our palette of soil types. Each is distinct from the others, so we call these special blocks micro-crus. They are the heart and soul of our terroir philosophy at Vérité.

The vintage

Vérité Le Désir is a Cabernet Franc-based blend that exudes high-toned aromatics, an iron graphite core and pronounced minerality. Inspired by the iconic wines of Saint-Émilion, Bordeaux, Le Désir shows layers of concentrated fruit, and exotic spice with a plush sueded texture. Vigneron Pierre Seillan tends to a mosaic of more than fifty micro-crus to produce the complex signature of Le Désir.


  • Domain Vérité
  • Color
  • Vintage 2010
  • Variety 50% Cabernet Franc
    40% Merlot
    10% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees14.5°
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Tasting Notes

Eye, bouquet, palate

A brilliantly concentrated ruby color, and incredibly vivid aromatics are the hallmarks of Cabernet Franc from this special vintage.

On the palate, flavors of ripe red currant, red plum, green olive, dried fennel seed, and roasted parsnip are balanced by well-integrated, toasted spices from elevage in French oak. The finish is very long, showing the personality, signature, and finesse of Le Désir.

Tasting Date: November 2022.



Drinking window

2020 - 2045

Wine and food pairing

Pairs well with beef, roasted poultry, salmon, and aged cheese