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Veramonte Primus 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

"Estancia Meritage is a sophisticated, rich, complex, and luscious wine harvested from the distinctive terroir of the Paso Robles Wine Country." -Winery

External Reviews for Veramonte Primus

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This is a Merlot year for Alexandre and his son Guillaume: the 2012 a blend o 87% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc and just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon (the latter due to a parcel being replanted at the moment.) The nose is very well defined and lively real energy coming from the glass. There are crisp scents of blackcurrant wild strawberry and a tangible stoniness very expressive of its terroir. The palate is superb: real tension and purity here crisp acidity tensile tannins that lend this VCC edginess and race. The fruit is black rather than red with a sense of poise and superbly assimilated oak on the nervous finish. What a great Pomerol for the vintage! Tasted April 2013. Neal Martins Wine Journal.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Rock-solid, with a hefty core of fig, blackberry and black cherry fruit, wrapped in chestnut and tobacco leaf notes and carrying through a lavender- and tar-framed finish. Dense and grippy, showing a slightly old-school shading. Should cellar well. Best from 2016 through 2030.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/23/2015

Aromas: Dark cherry, clove, blackberry, and violets open up in the glass, followed by traces of tobacco. Hints of vanilla and cocoa dust add complexity to the rich aroma. Flavors: Smooth entry, with lively ripe, fresh berries followed by vanilla and cocoa flavors that fill the palate. Smooth and textural, with generous body and supple tannins. Very well balanced. The finish evokes dark cherry and sage, with hints of allspice and vanilla that linger seamlessly.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
08/23/2015

A well-balanced example of talented grape growing and winemaking. A dark ruby in the glass, the black berry, sweet cherry, and spice notes rise from the glass. The wine has weight, but is not heavy on the palate. Exceptionally well balanced; enjoy this with a wide range of foods.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

Perfumed elegant wine with an unusually high proportion of Merlot at the expense of Cabernet. Spicy fruit cake and dried fruits go with a stylish blackberry character. Complex and set for a long aging. Wine Enthusiast.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/20/2014

This is a Merlot year for Alexandre and his son Guillaume: the 2012 a blend o 87% Merlot 11% Cabernet Franc and just 1% Cabernet Sauvignon (the latter due to a parcel being replanted at the moment.) The nose is very well defined and lively real


External Review
11/22/2014

Deep garnet color. A rich bouquet of dark cherry, cocoa, clove, plum, tobacco and toasted oak, with delicate notes of coffee and truffle. Layered and complex. Rich and full on the palate with a supple mouthfeel and opulent layers of plum, cherry, anise, and mocha. Smooth and concentrated, the wine exhibits richly woven texture with dark, dense fruit on the long finish.


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"Estancia Meritage is a sophisticated, rich, complex, and luscious wine harvested from the distinctive terroir of the Paso Robles Wine Country." -Winery

Dietary Information: Organic


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