Primus The Blend 2010

Red Blends from Chile, South America

$19.99
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Item No. 119886
  • red wine
  • WE91
Style: Big & Bold

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: 14.5%

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:
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Winemaker's Notes

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

Blend: 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Carmenere, 23% Syrah, 10% Merlot

Critical Acclaim

"his Cabernet-led blend of four grapes opens with slightly medicinal, granular aromas of latex and iodine, but with time earthy black-fruit scents take over. Primus delivers a dense, meaty mouthfeel and saturated, almost heavy flavors of ripe blackberry, blueberry and chocolate. Yes, it's a touch plodding but for a big, bold wine it gets things right. Drink through 2016."
91 Points

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Stephanie G. - Frederick, MD (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(3/5/2014)
Nice blend for the price! Deep red, black berry and medium tannin. Ordered again.
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SHurst5151 - San Antonio, TX (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(10/13/2012)
Style: Earthy & Spicy
This is an excellent bottle of wine for the price. Best if you let it aerate for a bit before drinking. Complex mix of flavors with a decent finish
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Yorkie - Hernando, FL (read all my reviews)

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(10/30/2013)
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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 Other Red Blends

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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