The 2009 Cenyth is a blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec that achieved 14% alcohol, and was aged in 100% French oak for 15 months. Many 2009s are in the process of shutting down slightly, especially wines made from Bordeaux varietals. This wine shows sweet tannin and a more open knit personality, no doubt due to the 28% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc in the blend. Its deep ruby/purple color is followed by notes of licorice, incense, forest floor, mulberries, black cherries and black currants. Pierre Seillan believes that using four separate Sonoma County terroirs balances the wine beautifully, with high tannins from the mountain top vineyards and softer, silkier tannins from lower elevation sites."
93 Points The Wine Advocate
Helen Seillan is the daughter of Pierre Seillan, the man responsible for more 100 Point Parker wines in 1 vintage than any other ever.. The Verite wines with it's 450 dollar price tag seem out of reach but with sources claiming the Cenyth having similar sources of fruit and the mentor ship of the Ace perfect wine maker it says a lot to have a wine at the fraction of the cost...