Jess Jackson (1930–2011) was already the founder of one of the most successful family-owned wine companies in the United States when he met, winemaking consultant, Pierre Seillan during a visit to France in the 1990s.
A friendship developed between the Jackson family in California and the Seillan family in Bordeaux. When Pierre Seillan visited California in 1997, he too saw the potential and did not hesitate when Jackson asked him to come to Sonoma County to realize this dream together. From that Vérité was born.
Mixed Case (La Joie x 1, La Muse x 1, Le Desir x 1)
La Muse: A blend of 90% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 4% Malbec from the top micro-crus of eastern Sonoma County. Matured for 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
La Joie: A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Malbec, grown along the steep hillsides and volcanic benches of the Mayacamas Mountains. Matured for 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels.
Le Desir: A blend of 82% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 6% Malbec grown on Hillsides in Alexander Valley, Chalk Hill and the rest tiny dollops from Bennett Valley and Knights Valley. Matured for 16 months in 100% new French oak barrels.