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Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Nth Degree 2009

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Fermentation: This wine was barrel fermented in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak. Aging: This wine was aged for 10 months in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak.

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Wente Vineyards:
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 Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustaina... Read more
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 Fourth and Fifth Generations of the Wente family. Blending traditional and innovative winemaking practices, the winery draws from approximately 3,000 acres of sustainably farmed Estate vineyards to create an outstanding portfolio of fine wines. Located just east of San Francisco in the historic Livermore Valley, Wente Vineyards is recognized as one of California’s premier wine country destinations, featuring wine tasting, fine dining and championship golf. Read less

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3.00 5
10/05/2011

Loads of cream, vanilla, almond and butter on the nose. The palate is more expressive of the fruit, with a nice hint of sweetness that cuts through all of the cream but borders on cloying. The finish is very oaky and creamy.


Snooth User: Chris Carpita
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3.50 5
10/05/2011

The aroma is heavy in the cream and butter, with notes of grassiness. Maybe it's the eight months of sur lie aging talking (according to the bottle), but I really enjoy the creamy oak characteristics of this wine coupled with the bright pineapple acidity. The finish has a nice mineral quality, and the vanilla characteristics hang on for very good length. Simple and well balanced, with good fruit in the middle. A little bit rich in the creaminess, so I probably wouldn't drink more than two glasses.


Snooth User: texaswinegirl
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3.50 5
08/17/2011

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2008 11/08/2009

- Tasted at Lee's Wine Experience 11/7/09


Snooth User: Bethanneq
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/04/2010

nice wine at a great price


Snooth User: JDR
12913185
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/26/2010

Great color, pepper and pear in the nose, vanilla and banana in the mouth. Clearly an oaky wine, but not overdone. A nice caramel finish. Liked the structure and the acidity of this wine a lot, but for me it misses some earthy tones. Read more: http://www.snooth.com/my-wines/#ixzz19DvsfrY3


Snooth User: JDR
12913185
3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 12/26/2010

Great color, pepper and pear in the nose, vanilla and banana in the mouth. Clearly an oaky wine, but not overdone. A nice caramel finish. Liked the structure and the acidity of this wine a lot, but for me it misses some earthy tones.


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External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Livermore Valley Nth Degree

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"This wine is rich and viscous with honey graham cracker and citrus aromas that give way to a buttery


External Review
05/19/2011

A fairly rich Chardonnay whose creamy texture holds fruit-forward, smoky flavors of baked apples, grilled pineapples, vanilla, butterscotch, and dusty Asian spices.


External Review
05/19/2011

I like everything about this wine. Peaches, pineapples, vanilla custard and buttered toast flavors, crisp acids, a creamy, oaky veneer, a nice, long dry finish - it's all there. It doesn't have the concentrated intensity of greater wines, but it's very nice.


External Review
05/11/2011

Wente Morning Fog Chardonnay Livermore Valley 2009 750ML


External Review
05/19/2011

Wente is well known for its Wente clone, a popular sight in many a California Chardonnay vineyard. This flavorful example is compellingly rich and textured, yet modest in alcohol, with a happy apple, melon taste and a bit of an exotic lift on the finish, possibly from the 2% Gewürztraminer that's blended in.


External Review
05/19/2011

Classically-styled and easy to drink, this is the perfect "whenever" wine. Loaded with toasty almond, melon and starfruit flavors; pairs easily with many chicken, pasta and pork dishes.


External Review
05/19/2011

Shows lots of sophistication at a good price. Brimming with ripe peach and mango fruit, there's a richer streak of butter-sautéed banana, finishing with caramelized honey. The wine is quite dry, even minerally, and modest in alcohol, only 13.5%.


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Tasting Notes:

This medium-bodied Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas and flavors of tropical fruit, honey, cinnamon and light floral notes, balanced by subtle oak, butter and vanilla from barrel aging. It has a round mouthfeel and a long, fruity finish

Fermentation: This wine was barrel fermented in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak. Aging: This wine was aged for 10 months in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak.

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Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Wine Specs:

Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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