"2017 Vintage 2017 marked my 20th vintage crafting Vérité wines and my 50th vintage as a vigneron. In my opinion, this vintage is one of the five greatest Vérité releases to date.
The growing season began without incident – months of winter rains replenished groundwater and invigorated the vines, followed by mild spring and summer conditions. After a brief heat wave in early September, the weather cooled again allowing for ideal harvest conditions. Picking began on September 2nd and finished on October 2nd, one week before the disastrous Tubbs fire swept across Northern Sonoma County on October 8th. Although this fire was one of the worst in California’s history, both the Vérité estate and wines thankfully emerged unscathed. As such, our 2017 vintage lots were either resting in barrel or completing fermentation, avoiding any concerns of smoke taint.
The three 2017 Vérité wines show exceptional quality, with pure fruit expression, elegance, energy, and a profound complexity. Beautiful at the moment, these wines will also reward patient cellaring. I hope that you will enjoy the 2017 vintage for years to come."
Pierre Seillan, Vigneron