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Veramonte Primus Carmenere Proprietary Blend 1998

Winemaker's Notes:

Although showing firm, dry tannins at present this wine possesses a rich core of spicy black fruit ensuring lengthy maturation potential. One to lay down for up to a decade, if you can wait.

Primus Vineyards:
ParaVi Vineyards is located high in the Sierra Foothills in an area known as "Apple Hill." Our main building was once the original apple stand where local legend Marilyn Thomas first started baking her pies which transformed the area into Apple Hill. ParaVi Vineyards has a state-of-the-art tasting room where you can sample each of our wines while you view a museum-quality collection of wine tools and openers. Tasting Hours 11AM to 5PM Daily

Editorial Reviews for Veramonte Primus Carmenere Proprietary Blend

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065223,796
0.00 5
05/04/2012

Very ripe and a bit Porty on the nose with prune elements, hung game, barnyard, sea salt and terry notes accenting the base of roasted red and black fruits. In the mouth this is rich yet smooth, with the power of the vintage in evidence. And yet the wine is very well balanced, delivering jammy red berry fruits without tremendous weight. The finish does show off a certain candied note before fading into dried herb and spice notes. Very successful for the vintage even though this strikes me as over-ripe. 91pts


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Snooth User: vintagesf
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4.50 5
01/06/2009

The 1998 is rated to be amongst the best vintages, and this bottle was a complete contrast to the 2004. It was still rife with cherry and figs with gamey and mushroomy overtones. It accompanied the entrees (guinea hen, lamb, fois gras, seared scallops) equally well. Thankfully, we saved just enough for the cheese course. This wine should keep well for several years.


External Reviews for Veramonte Primus Carmenere Proprietary Blend

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

Reserved aromatically, but the wonderful balance is evident...mineral, wet earth, delicate plum, mocha, coffee and blackberry character and subtle, ripe tannins. The wet earth and mineral really shine through on the lingering finish... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1998 Vieux Telegraphe, Domaine du Chateauneuf du Pape La Crau 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/28/2012

This has always been one of the harder-edged wines of the vintage, but it is showing some signs of softening. The color remains dark, with aromas of grilled herb, tobacco and beef leading the way for currant, chestnut and garrigue notes that are carr... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from Rhone in France. 1998 Domaine du Vieux Telegraphe Chateauneuf du Pape 750ml



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Although showing firm, dry tannins at present this wine possesses a rich core of spicy black fruit ensuring lengthy maturation potential. One to lay down for up to a decade, if you can wait.

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