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Wente Vineyards Shiraz Livermore Valley Nth Degree 2002

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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. At about 10° Brix, the Shiraz was barreled-down and the fermentation was allowed to finish in the barrel. This allows for integration of the wood with wine and causes the barrel characteristic to be more prominent. AGING After the completion of primary fermentation in the barrel, the wines were allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation. The barrel selection was a mix of new and used American oak. After bottling, the wine was allowed to age for an additional three months before release.òH

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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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Snooth User: MrRiesling
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4.00 5
06/16/2012

2007 vintage



Tasting Notes:

This is a big, rich Shiraz, made in an ‘Australian’ fashion. Blackberry and toasty oak, vanilla, clove, and toasted marshmallow are the dominant aromas. The Cabernet completes the wine with a cassis aroma and excellent structure.h.

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. At about 10° Brix, the Shiraz was barreled-down and the fermentation was allowed to finish in the barrel. This allows for integration of the wood with wine and causes the barrel characteristic to be more prominent. AGING After the completion of primary fermentation in the barrel, the wines were allowed to undergo natural malolactic fermentation. The barrel selection was a mix of new and used American oak. After bottling, the wine was allowed to age for an additional three months before release.òH

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 15% pH: 3.69

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