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Date Printed: 11/25/2014
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 115884)
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Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
PRICE ON 11/25/2014: $9.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 89 points
2007 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 88 points
2000 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1999 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Veramonte Cabernet Sauvignon is a deep, dark ruby red color. This wine has oncentrated blackberry and black cherry aromas with well-integrated oak. Dense, red and black fruit highlighted with earthy notes and a touch of oak. Plush with soft, elegant tannins leading to a long finish.
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About Veramonte:

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 Carneros and ideal for growing premium Chardonnay. The foothills are warmer, akin to the more Northern reaches of the Napa Valley. Here, the climate is more suited to varieties like Carmenëre, the lost Bordeaux grape that has become Chile's citizen and the basis of Primus, our racy, exotic Chilean blend.

Using the latest viticultural technology developed in California, rootstock has been matched to each vineyard block and clone. Vertical trellising and dense vine spacing balance growth and fruit production. Veramonte's Casablanca vineyard produces significantly lower yields than other grape growing regions in Chile, resulting in grapes with more intensity and concentration.

Recognizing that the region also had potential as a tourist destination for its proximity to Santiago, Huneeus began to plant the estate and in 1995, constructed the first Napa Valley style hospitality center in Chile. The first wines were released in 1996.