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Veramonte Red Blend Primus 2005

Member Review by WhatsNewinBooze:

What's New in Booze - 9.1 out of 10 The Veramonte Primus is a blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The best grapes from the top vineyard parcels are carefully sorted, destemmed, and fermented separately before blending and aging for 2 years in French Oak barrels, about 50% of which are new each year. This dark ruby red wine has aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla followed by a palate that seems to burst in your mouth with flavors of chocolate covered cherries summed up by a dusty tannic finish.

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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 Red Blend Primus

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Snooth User: WhatsNewinBooze
177491120
3.00 5
07/31/2009

What's New in Booze - 9.1 out of 10 The Veramonte Primus is a blend of Carmenere, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The best grapes from the top vineyard parcels are carefully sorted, destemmed, and fermented separately before blending and aging for 2 years in French Oak barrels, about 50% of which are new each year. This dark ruby red wine has aromas of chocolate, cherry and vanilla followed by a palate that seems to burst in your mouth with flavors of chocolate covered cherries summed up by a dusty tannic finish.


Snooth User: thinkc
19484810
5.00 5
06/10/2009

An excellent wine, though harder to find now and the price has gone up. It is unique but very drinkable.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
4.00 5
06/21/2009

Drinking really well right now. Had with steak and it complemented nicely. Dark, earthy, woody nose but not overpowering. Smooth, dark fruit, with decent tannin and mellow finish. Had let breath for about 30 minutes. Very impressed.


Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
3.00 5
10/14/2010

Interesting blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Carmenere. As mentined in other review this vintage is getting harder to find and at a more expensive price. Dark purple in color. Aromas of smoke and earth but sublte. Medium mouth feel with some oak tannins but overall green. Maybe wait a bit on this one.


Snooth User: drdebs
6497900
4.00 5
11/01/2008

I thought this was exceptionally good value. 51% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 17% Carmenere. Heady aromas of plum, blackberry, spice, and plum blossom aromas and flavors. Satiny texture. Beautiful dark color. Integrated tannins, and a cedar-spice finish. Nicely made, well-balanced, drinking well now and through2009.


Snooth User: cabulous
18655578
4.00 5
06/07/2009

Fantastic Cab blend - oak and smoke, earthy and bold with smooth finish


Snooth User: Luman 09
21632421
4.00 5
09/18/2009

First had this wine in Holland, where it is considerably more expensive, and seems to have become quite popular, and had indeed driven the price up. the oldest I can find now is 2005. The 2000 was quite good, and now sadly very hard to find.


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External Reviews for Veramonte Red Blend Primus

External Review
05/22/2011

A Merlot-dominant wine with Cabernet and Carmenere, Primus shows licorice and raisin on the nose with concentrated black fruit carrying the flavor profile. There's ample warmth and spice on the finish, and a light tannic structure holding it all together.


External Review
05/22/2011

Smoky and fleshy, with plum and black cherry notes backed by hints of cocoa, grilled herb and mineral. Fleshy, smoky finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/22/2011

Ripe and smoky, with dark plum, tobacco and cocoa notes followed by plenty of bacony toast on the finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenere. Drink now through 2007.


External Review
05/22/2011

Supple and lengthy, with a solid mix of black cherry, currant, spice and tobacco notes. An herb hint peeks in on the back end. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carmenère. Drink now through 2009. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
05/22/2011

Primus is a racy blend of Carmenère, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon made from the highest quality grapes at the Veramonte estate. It showcases the Carmenère, a distinctive grape that has found its home in Chile. Spicy red and dark fruits flow through the wine with a touch of gentle tannin and oak.


External Review
05/22/2011

Focused, with a tangy grilled herb streak running through the solid core of crushed red plum, cherry and red currant fruit. Mineral and briar hints fill in on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Carmenère. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
05/22/2011

Vivid ruby. Pungent aromas of redcurrant, cherry, mint and cedar. Juicy and high-pitched, with brisk acidity adding cut to the zesty red fruit flavors. Youthfully closed today but conveys an impression of finesse and balance. Finishes with lingering cherry and mint notes.


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