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Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignontext

Wente Vineyards Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Livermore, San Francisco Bay, California, United StatesWente has been making wine in the Livermore Valley since 1883. This cabernet is named after the vineyards that sit along the southern hills of the Livermore Valley and is made with two clones originating from pioneer Charles Wetmore’s 19th century Bordeaux cuttings. Post ferment, the wine is aged 16 months in a combination of stainless steel, French, American, and neutral oak barrels. I like the aromatic notes in 2018, and the less than one gram of residual sugar. Dry and firmer, the blackberr and fig notes are cleaner and finish more refreshing. Think sausage pizza, of beef tacos. Ready to drink. Simple but pleasant.Tasted: 17 September 2021Tasted by: Prices:
AB$19.49750mlselect private retailers
MB$19.99750mlManitoba Liquor Mart
Producer: Wente VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: Cabernet SauvignonCSPC: 301507UPC: 089636460006