Primus Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cabernet Sauvignon from Chile, South America

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Item No. 118868
  • RP90
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.6%

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:

Winemaker's Notes

Deep, dark opaque red. Aromas of ripe black berry fruit with a subtle hint of toasty oak. Flavors of red and black berry fruit flavors with hints of dried plums, fresh acidity and a long finish with fine, elegant tannins.

Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Syrah

Critical Acclaim

"This rich red leads with a distinct earthiness to the dark cassis, plum reduction and kirsch notes, gaining traction with layers of woodsy spices, maduro tobacco and licorice that unfold on the long, slightly hot, finish."
90 Points

"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon displays notions of cedar, spice box, a hint of balsamic, cassis, and blackberry. Nicely proportioned, spicy, and layered, it has the balance and structure to drink well for another 5-6 years."
90 Points

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laabster - Mount Pleasant, SC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/19/2013)
Style: Fruity & Smooth
Fruity cab drinks very smooth. Good for the price.
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masonhome - Andover, MA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(12/5/2012)
Although my husband enjoyed this cab, I did not enjoy it at all. Seemed like it have a very earthy, farm-like nose and it turned me off.
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rfarouni - Columbus, OH (read all my reviews)

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(6/6/2013)
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Learn About Primus

Primus wines are produced by the Veramonte winery. 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....

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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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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