Hello and happy wine Wednesday to you!  I hope you are keeping well and enjoyed a lovely Valentine’s Day.

We had a phenomenal evening on the Friday night at our friends, The Faraghers.  There was excellent food, great wine and fantastic conversation to be had…one of the wines we enjoyed, Veramonte Red Blend 2013 is on the review deck today.


This is one velvety red made up of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Carménère and Cabernet Franc…whew, but oh so lovely!  I picked it up at Everything Wine in North Vancouver for $16.49 and comes in under $20 with taxes.

I enjoyed the rich flavour profile of fig, blackberry, vanilla, plum and white pepper – how could I not?  It is juicy yet lush and packs a good amount of complexity due to the great line up of grape varieties.  This red blend spent 8 months in French oak and those toasty, vanilla notes shine through. Really, this wine has something for everyone.  It is a solid ‘Hell Yes’ wine that will delight dinner guests.

If you need another few reasons to reach for this wine, I will give you some…the vineyards are sustainably farmed, they have 120 acres of organic vineyards currently and are converting another 120 acres as I write this.  The grapes for this wine are sourced from three of Veramonte’s estate vineyards throughout Chile – Casablanca, Apalta and Marchigue – all outstanding microclimates.

Look for Veramonte wines – I think I have discovered another great value brand that offers exceptional quality for the price.