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Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Very Pinot on the nose with black cherry, earth, and a nice shading of oak, over a little rhubarb and herb. Opening with lovely spice on the palate this is soft and gentle yet moderately intense on the palate with lots of a raspberry and cherry. The style that recalls Pinot from an earIier time, Attractive clarity on the palate with nice minerality, good length, and the gentle complexity that a little tree bark, herb stem dried brings to the wild strawberry of the midpalate makes this easy to like. Soft, fine little tannins and bit of oaky black spice accentuate the moderate finish. 87pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065220,916
3.50 5
01/26/2014

Very Pinot on the nose with black cherry, earth, and a nice shading of oak, over a little rhubarb and herb. Opening with lovely spice on the palate this is soft and gentle yet moderately intense on the palate with lots of a raspberry and cherry. The style that recalls Pinot from an earIier time, Attractive clarity on the palate with nice minerality, good length, and the gentle complexity that a little tree bark, herb stem dried brings to the wild strawberry of the midpalate makes this easy to like. Soft, fine little tannins and bit of oaky black spice accentuate the moderate finish. 87pts


Member Reviews for Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco

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Snooth User: jfadgen
55134828
0.50 5
10/19/2013

Maybe we got a bad bottle -- but this tasted like a cross between port and maneschevitz. High alcohol content and dense. Really surprising in a bad way.


Snooth User: Wencis Jude Acosta
13357248,397
4.40 5
01/24/2014

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Reliz Creek Pinot Noir Arroyo Seco

External Review
Source: The Wine Buyer
09/10/2013

'This Pinot Noir has beautiful aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla, with subtleties of toasted oak, earth and cigar box. With bright, natural acidity and delicate tannins, this wine has a long fruity finish.' Karl Wente, Wente Family Vineyards


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Source: We Speak Wine
03/19/2014

This Pinot Noir has beautiful aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla, with subtleties of toasted oak, earth and cigar box. With bright, natural acidity and delicate tannins, this wine has a long fruity finish. - WineryFermentation:This wine was fermented in upright stainless steel tanks and gently pumped over twice daily.Aging:This wine was aged for 20 months in a combination of French, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels.


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
05/20/2015

This Pinot Noir has beautiful aromas and flavors of cherry, strawberry and vanilla, with subtleties of toasted oak, earth and cigar box. With bright, natural acidity and delicate tannins, this wine has a long fruity finish. - Winery Fermentation: This wine was fermented in upright stainless steel tanks and gently pumped over twice daily. Aging: This wine was aged for 20 months in a combination of French, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels.



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