Introducing the 2015 Vintage

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The 2015 vintage was one of the finest in my lifetime.  While budbreak came in mid-March, a cool April and May with some rainy spells meant that bloom did not finish until June.  A warm and dry June led to a July veraison. Of my 49 vintages, 2015 was the earliest so far, and we began picking the first micro-crus in Chalk Hill at the end of August.

Harvest was completed on September 12 with our pick in Alexander Mountain Estate. Although yields were low, the concentration and quality of the grapes in this vintage were outstanding.”  – Pierre Seillan, Vigneron

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Composed of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec, the 2015 La Muse sports a very deep garnet-purple color, leaping from the glass with exuberant crème de cassis, blueberry pie and licorice notes plus suggestions of Indian spices, dark chocolate, menthol, sautéed herbs and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth, it delivers tons of black and blue fruit preserves flavors, accented by exotic spices, framed with velvety tannins and finishing on a persistent earthy/mineral note. 

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 La Joie features a very deep purple-black color and almost electric nose of crushed blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and mulberries with sparks of raspberry pie, wild blueberries, unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied and charged with the most amazing energy, the youthful, vibrant black-fruited palate is framed by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with lingering crushed stones and earth layers.

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Lisa Perrotti-Brown
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

A blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec, the very deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Désir is a little reticent at this very youthful stage, offering glimpses at dusty soil, iron ore, black truffles and salami notes over a core of red currant jelly, black raspberries, blackberries and star anise plus a waft of roses. Medium-bodied, very firm and very elegant yet incredibly intense in the mouth, it delivers loads of red fruit and earthy layers, finishing with great length and depth.

I cannot stress enough how truly singular the wines of Vérité are. This makes sense when you consider the far-flung vineyard locations in Knights Valley, Bennett Valley, Alexander Valley and Chalk Hill, the many soil types, topographies and exposures they encompass and how dedicated Seillan is to bringing to the forefront the unique signatures of these places.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker Wine Advocate

Vérité Wines

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