Veramonte Merlot Reserva 2009

Merlot from Chile, South America

Price: $14.99
Item No. 110546
  • RP87
  • WS87
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WE88

Winemaker's Notes

Dark ruby red in color. Aromas of blackberries, plums and blueberries with hints of black pepper. on the palette, fresh red berry fruit flavors with subtle and elegant oak characters.

The 2009 Merlot is hand-harvested fruit from our Veramonte Estate vineyard hillside plantings in Casablanca. We implement aggressive canopy management, that results in ripe and polished fruit with a long finish.

Critical Acclaim

"Fresh and direct, with a beam of damson plum, cherry and light toasty vanilla. Shows nice focus on the finish. Drink now. 35,000 cases made."
87 Points

"Medium purple color; earth notes, dark fruit aromas; savory fruit, ripe, drink now – 5 years"
87 Points

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Learn About Veramonte Map ItMap It

Veramonte represents a return to Agustin Huneeus' Chilean roots. When he spearheaded development of the Veramonte Estate in 1990, there were less than 100 acres of grapevines planted in the Casablanca Valley. The coastal mountain ranges surrounding the Casablanca estate create a unique terroir with a diversity of microclimates. The valley floor's cool climate is reminiscent of...

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Learn About Chile

(CHEE-lay) Long and thin, Chile has a lot of land north to south. The wine region here is a series of districts based near Santiago. The vineyards are protected by the Pacific on the west and the Andes mountains on the east. This could help explain why the climate changes more from east to west than north to south - also why the country has remained phylloxera free....

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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