Wente Vineyards Zinfandel San Francisco Bay Smith Bench Reserve 2005

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This vintage has a dark red color and aromas of blackberry jam, dried cranberry, and vanilla cream aromas. These arom...

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Wine Tasting NotesThis vintage has a dark red color and aromas of blackberry jam, dried cranberry, and vanilla cream aromas. These aromas lead to f... Read more

Wente Vineyards Zinfandel 2005 Smith Bench Reserve and all other wine from Wente Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We car... Read more

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 ... Read more

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Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/18/2009

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
03/17/2010

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.


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Vintage: 2003 10/16/2009

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


Ratings & Tags for Wente Vineyards Zinfandel San Francisco Bay Smith Bench Reserve

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5.00 5
01/11/2011

659347 Snooth User: iehrlich
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4.00 5
03/06/2011

83019 Snooth User: DickFey
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2.50 5
07/30/2011

rated this wine
4.50 5
2003 12/20/2010

Winemaker's Notes:

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.

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.

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