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Wente Riva Ranch Vinyard Pinot Noirtext

Wente Riva Ranch Vinyard Pinot Noir 2020

Arroyo Seco, Monterey County, Central Coast, California, United StatesThe Wente Riva Ranch is sourced from the family’s estate vineyard in Arroyo Seco, Monterey. The long, cool growing season is ideal for pinot noir, as are the gravelly-loam soils rich in shale and limestone deposits. Wente’s old vines and eight clones in the ground (Pommard, Martini, 114, 115, 667, 777, 828, and 77) come together to form an attractive easy-sipping style with a touch of pinot sweetness dusted in baking spices. The tannins are negligible, suggesting this is ready to drink. Serve now with grilled pork sausages, duck, Indian samosas, or an older smoked cheddar.Tasted: 24 March 2023Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices:
BC$31.99750mlprivate wine shops
Producer: Wente VineyardsDistributors: International Cellars Inc.
Grape: Pinot NoirCSPC: 25874UPC: 089636430313