Veramonte Ritual Casablanca Valley Pinot Noir 2014

$19.99

The caliber of pinot noir coming out of Chile is phenomenal and the new Ritual is one of the best that also happens to sell for a song. A fantastic buy to load up on by the case.  Ritual is the realization of a dream for Agustin Huneeus, proprietor of Quintessa in Napa Valley, to produce world-class Pinot Noir in Casablanca Valley.  Teaming up with legendary winemaker Paul Hobbs, this all-star team is applying the same time-honored viticulture and winemaking methods as those used in Burgundy, to produce Pinot Noir of superior quality, structure and elegance. Whyt his wine isn't 2-3 times more expensive is a mystery but one we're going to take advantage of while it lasts! 94 Points James Suckling: "A dense and wonderfully long and silky pinot with strawberry, light hazelnut, and hints of lemon peel. Full body, yet lively and wired. This gives competition to Sea Smoke pinot but at half to one-third the price. Drink now."

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Ratings on Delectable

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

I haven't been paying attention to Pinot Noir in a while, but when my wine store guy recommends a Pinot that gets 93 points by James Suckling and costs 17 bucks, I gotta check it out. This one is awesome. Very smooth and well balanced, doesn't have any of that metallic taste Pinots often have. Very nice all around. Rating affirmed 3/24/17. I should add it needs quite a bit of breathing time.

I haven't been paying attention to Pinot Noir in a while, but when my wine store guy recommends a Pinot that gets 93 points by James Suckling and costs 17 bucks, I gotta check it out. This one is awesome. Very smooth and well balanced, doesn't have any of that metallic taste Pinots often have. Very nice all around. Rating affirmed 3/24/17. I should add it needs quite a bit of breathing time.

9.0

Perry Riddle Delectable Pro

Tastefully done. I was pleasantly surprised.

Tastefully done. I was pleasantly surprised.

8.7

Denis Roudenko Delectable Pro

16/20 (90/100) Пряный, не слишком полный аромат, мускатный орех, кардамон, малина, нотки ирги, земляники, чуть печеные. взвешенный, спокойный, очень молодой. Деликатное присутствие дуба, минеральность. Очень хорошо, с потенциалом. #dwchile #veramonte #chile #pinotnoir #pts90

16/20 (90/100) Пряный, не слишком полный аромат, мускатный орех, кардамон, малина, нотки ирги, земляники, чуть печеные. взвешенный, спокойный, очень молодой. Деликатное присутствие дуба, минеральность. Очень хорошо, с потенциалом. #dwchile #veramonte #chile #pinotnoir #pts90

9.0

Matt Sterr Delectable Pro

Musty earth notes on the nose. Palate is dry and earthy as well.

Musty earth notes on the nose. Palate is dry and earthy as well.

8.6

Peter Langenstein Delectable Pro

2014 - a little one dimensional, don't expect any floral Burgundian smells but a solid little wine

2014 - a little one dimensional, don't expect any floral Burgundian smells but a solid little wine

8.7

Matthew

Smokey delicious Pinot noir, great for price. I drank the 2014

Smokey delicious Pinot noir, great for price. I drank the 2014

9.2

SMLphotography

Plum, cranberry, & sour cherries. Medium body with silky and smooth tannins.

Plum, cranberry, & sour cherries. Medium body with silky and smooth tannins.

8.7

Nicole Bowen

Easy drinking, nicely balanced

Easy drinking, nicely balanced

8.7

Ricky Egeland

Thanksgiving 2017. Good, but not great.

Thanksgiving 2017. Good, but not great.

8.5

Mindee Dewitt

Enjoyable with a nice finish. $14.99 World Market

Enjoyable with a nice finish. $14.99 World Market

8.0

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