French for “truth,” the wines of Vérité result from a confluence of old world experience and new world fruit. Each is an amalgam of distinct components harvested from small vineyard blocks (micro-crus), resulting in a carefully considered convergence of grape varieties, climate, soil exposition and winemaking technique. Vigneron Pierre Seillan refers to this conjunction as droit du sol, “right of the soil.”
An intense color in the glass, aromas of red and black fruits from a big, powerful wine that is lush and balanced with round tannins. The bouquet and the palate will continue
to develop over the next 5-10 years.
- WINE MAKER
- Pierre Seillan
- 100% Sonoma County
- 68% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Merlot 8% Cabernet Franc 5% Petit Verdot 4% Malbec
- BARREL AGING
- Aged in 100% new French oak for 16 months
- BOTTLE DATE
- Composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 8% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, the 2007’s fruit came from four sources, Alexander Valley Mountain Estate, Knight’s Valley, Chalk Hill and Bennett Valley. This utterly perfect, flawless wine reveals great intensity along with a wonderful perfume of roasted coffee, blueberries, blackberries, spring flowers, forest floor and crushed rock. Full-bodied and viscous without being heavy, the wine possesses admirable precision as well as good acidity and balance. This stunning wine is developing beautifully. It contains 14.4% alcohol (one of the highest amounts) and a final pH of 3.64. It should last another 30 years.