Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Got excited about these wines from Chile yesterday - they are from a large winery called Veramonte. I'm skeptical about bringing these in as they might be more widely distributed than I would like, but I was impressed with the aromas and flavors coming out of these well-priced wines.

There was a 2007 Sauvignon Blanc with fresh stone fruit and grapefruit and guava aromas and flavors. Then there was a Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and red blend called Primus, all wines to be retail priced under $20 that were quite good. Good balance of fruit and smokiness on the Pinot Noir, and the Cab was all about easy-drinking fruit, not a tannin in sight. The Primus, with its blend of Merlot, Carmenere, and Cabernet Sauvignon, had a bit more complexity and stuff going on, which I liked. A few layers there, not to mention a very smart label, which is a always a good selling point.

We'll probably bring these in during the month of April, feature them somehow in a tasting, and see how they go.

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