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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

Veramonte:
At Veramonte each of our wines has its own singular way of expressing the ground and environment from which it was born. Being a vineyard-based winery is the essence of our philosophy We believe a great wine is a reflection of the care and uniqueness of its terroir - the combined environment of soil, topography, climate and people. We are committed to nurturing this tie of wine to its soil, ... Read more
At Veramonte each of our wines has its own singular way of expressing the ground and environment from which it was born. Being a vineyard-based winery is the essence of our philosophy We believe a great wine is a reflection of the care and uniqueness of its terroir - the combined environment of soil, topography, climate and people. We are committed to nurturing this tie of wine to its soil, to its "somewhereness", so that each of our wines reflect the full expression of our vineyards. Our philosophy at Veramonte is founded in our conviction that the terroir of the variety is of the utmost importance in determining the wine's character, quality and value. Read less

Member Reviews for Veramonte Primus

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05/17/2013

Nose of quince, red currant and cranberry with lots of minerality. On the palate, the minerality turns a touch metallic. Flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and currant. Touch of strawberry. Crisp, dry and refreshing. 86 pts. 5/9/13 at winery


External Reviews for Veramonte Primus

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.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Bright ruby. Intense raspberry and cherry aromas are complicated by hints of lavender, spicecake and blood orange. Juicy and fruit-driven, with palate-coating flavors of sweet, spice-tinged red fruits and candied flowers. Quite suave and seamless, boasting striking purity to its red fruit- and mineral-driven finish. Those who decry the ripeness and heady character of most Chateauneufs owe it to themselves to try this wine.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

Lastly, the flagship 2012 Châteauneuf du Pape is a classically structured, elegant effort that will evolve gracefully on its balance and harmony. Showing the telltale seaweed, currants, olive, licorice and ample minerality so common in this cuvee, it’s medium to full-bodied, lightly textured and focused on the palate, with plenty of tannin. It needs 3–4 years of cellaring and will have 15–20 years of longevity.


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
01/13/2015

The top wine of the estate, the 2012 Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape (which is always a blend of 65% Grenache, 15% Syrah, 15% Mourvedre and 5% Cinsault and other grapes, from 65-year-old vines) is a classic example of the cuvee and possesses gorgeous aromatics (kirsch, garrigue, big minerality and background meatiness), medium to full-bodied richness and a firm, tannic spine. As is common, it will require a handful of years in the cellar to come around and have 15+ years of longevity. Drink 2016–2027.


External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
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.


External Review
06/20/2014

Very fresh with lots of brightly defined red currant damson plum anise violet and white pepper notes. The lacy but persistent structure and energetic acidity lead to a long tobacco-filled finish. Tasted non-blind.


External Review
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


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