Le Désir



Harvest kicked off in Knights Valley with the Merlot, and finished with Cabernet Franc from Alexander Mountain Estate. This season was a bit drier than average; the spring was mild and the summer was warmer than in 2001 but with the influence of the Pacific Ocean which brings cool nights. The 2002s are drinking beautifully and will continue to evolve beautifully. Harvest took place September 9th through September 23rd.
– Pierre Seillan, Vigneron


The 2002 Le Désir is velvety and savory. The wine is a dark ruby with a garnet rim. The tannins show a fine-textured silkiness, while the acidity provides excellent lift. In the glass there is black cherry coulis, cocoa nibs, mocha, dried herbs, dried violets and cured meat. The wine begins to unfold after thirty minutes in the decanter, changing and evolving across layers of flavor and complexity. – November 2017


52.7% Merlot
41.2% Cabernet Franc
5.1% Cabernet Sauvignon
1.0% Malbec

Le Désir 2002
Robert Parker, Jr.
Robert Parker Wine Advocate

The 2002 Le Désir … is round, fruity, soft, fleshy, medium to full-bodied and seemingly fully mature. Enjoy it over the next decade. It is the most evolved and least concentrated of Vérité’s 2002s.