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Wente Vineyards Zinfandel San Francisco Bay Smith Bench Reserve 2005

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Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak barrels and part in stainless steel tank.

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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

Member Reviews for Wente Vineyards Zinfandel San Francisco Bay Smith Bench Reserve

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Snooth User: iehrlich
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4.00 5
03/06/2011

Four glasses


Snooth User: LeslieMcCoy
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4.50 5
Vintage: 2003 12/20/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Wente Vineyards Zinfandel San Francisco Bay Smith Bench Reserve

External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesThis vintage has a dark red color and aromas of blackberry jam, dried cranberry, and vanilla cream aromas. These aromas lead to flavors of black pepper and dried berries on the palate. Overall, this Zinfandel has a great balance of fruit and tannins and an enduring and viscous finish.


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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Wente Vineyards Zinfandel 2005 Smith Bench Reserve and all other wine from Wente Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2003 10/15/2009

Red Wine Zinfandel from Wente Californian. This Zinfandel is from the Livermore Valley about 30 miles west of the San Francisco Bay. It has a nice berry jam flavor, smooth tannins and a lingering fruit finish



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Tasting Notes:

This vintage has a dark red color and aromas of blackberry jam, dried cranberry, and vanilla cream aromas. These aromas lead to flavors of black pepper and dried berries on the palate. Overall, this Zinfandel has a great balance of fruit and tannins and an enduring and viscous finish.

Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested separately and fermented in upright fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: Each blend was aged separately, with part in neutral French and American oak barrels and part in stainless steel tank.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable


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