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Wente Vineyards Merlot Livermore Valley Reserve Crane Ridge 2002

Winemaker's Notes:

Fermentation This blend was fermented in upright stainless steel fermenters. The fermentation temperatures exceeded 90°F to maximize color and tannin extraction. Aging All parts to this blend were aged for at least 10 months in a mixture of French and American Oak barrels.

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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

Tasting Notes:

The flavors found in this wine are rich in cherry, cedar, and graham. Aging in small French and American oak barrels gives the wine a smooth, velvety texture with elegant tannins that are a superb balance to many meals.

Fermentation This blend was fermented in upright stainless steel fermenters. The fermentation temperatures exceeded 90°F to maximize color and tannin extraction. Aging All parts to this blend were aged for at least 10 months in a mixture of French and American Oak barrels.

Dietary Information: Certified Sustainable


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