Vérité was founded in 1997 by the late visionary Jess Jackson and long-time Bordeaux vigneron, Pierre Seillan. In just over 20 years, the winery has managed to forge a reputation for itself as one of the most consistent producers of elite level fine wine in California. They produce just three wines, La Muse, La Joie and Le Désir, all of which are based on the traditional varieties of Bordeaux.
Le Désir is inspired by the wines of St-Émilion and is a celebration of Cabernet Franc. To that end, the 2009 is composed of 74% Cabernet Franc, 13% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec. It is harmonious, silky and refined, with immense mineral complexity and superb underlying power.