Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Livermore Valley 2002
WINEMAKING After being handpicked, these grapes were hand-sorted at the winery, then gently crushed and fermented in half-ton bins. The bins are punched-down daily and the temperature approaches 100°F at the end of the fermentation. AGING After the primary fermentation, the wines were allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation in barrel. The barrel selection was a mix of new and used French and Hungarian oak. After bottling, the wine was allowed to age for an additional three months before release.
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This is a big, rich Cabernet Sauvignon, yet the wine has exceptional balance. Cassis and chocolate with rich toasty vanilla dominate the nose. The touch of Syrah adds a bit of black cherry and blackberry to the blend. On the palate, this wine is huge, with rich, ripe tannins that grip all parts of the mouth. The finish is long and lasting.
Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable
|Alcohol: 14.6%||pH: 3.69|
|Total Acidity: 0.58 grams per liter|