2012 Primus

Cabernet Sauvignon

Intense and complex flavors of strawberry, plum and blueberry complemented by a delicate touch of vanilla. An elegant balance of fruit, acidity, and supple tannins provide a beautiful and lingering finish.

Primus wines are crafted by a team of expert viticulturists and winemakers, led by winemaker, Rodrigo Soto. Born in Chile, Rodrigo brings a wealth of international winemaking experience having worked in leading wine regions across Chile, New Zealand and the U.S. His experiences have allowed him to develop a keen understanding of terroir, honing his winemaking skills and fueling his passion to produce high quality wines that express a sense of place. Rodrigo is joined by Alvaro Espinoza who is one of the world’s most respected winemakers, widely known as an innovator and champion of some of Chile’s best red wines. Alvaro pioneered biodynamic and organic farming practices in Chile and was named “Personality of the Year” by Decanter Magazine’s International Wine Challenge in 2007. Alvaro works closely with the team to deliver high quality wines with richness, complexity and distinctiveness.An elegant wine with plum and cassis aromas that lead to rich and ripe red berry flavors. The grapes are hand-picked, double sorted, fermented and left on the skins after fermentation to extract deep color and rich flavors. The best lots of the vintage are selected, married to blend harmoniously and aged in French oak for a minimum of 12 months. Cabernet Sauvignon is the top red grape varietal grown in Chile which was transported to the country from France in the 1800s. It is a late-ripening grape that flourishes in the warmer vineyards and drier climates like Chile’s Colchagua (Kohl-CHA-gwa) Valley and Maipo Valley. Food pairing: All meats, tomato-based pasta sauces, flavorful and hearty dishes.
$15.99 bottle