Wente Vineyards Sandstone Merlot 2013


SKU 12561


Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the country's oldest, continuously operated family-owned winery. Today, the winery maintains its leadership role in California winegrowing under ownership and management by the 4th and 5th generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from about 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed estate vineyards to create a broad portfolio of fine, consistent wines that offer great value.

The historic Livermore Valley is located just east of San Francisco. Made of mostly Merlot, with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Barbera and Zinfandel in the blend, the grapes for this wine come from a gently sloping formation of hills running along the southeastern corner of the historic Livermore Valley. With warm days, cool nights, well-drained sandstone soils, and incoming breezes from the San Francisco Bay, the Wente family's hillside vineyard is an ideal place to grow outstanding Merlot. Look for aromas of blackberry, tea, licorice and hints of spice. In the mouth, the wine is full bodied, but with a smooth mid-palate that showcases flavors of cherry, truffles and gentle tobacco.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Central Coast
Appellation Livermore Valley
Brand Wente Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.5%