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Wente Vineyards Estate Winery

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Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions.
Livermore, CA
Phone: (925) 456-2300
Website: http://www.wentevineyards.com
Appellation: Livermore Valley
Tasting Room: Open daily 11:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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more about Riva Ranch Chardonnay
Chardonnay
CAW Rating: 95
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2005 Riva Ranch Chardonnay
Arroyo Seco, Monterey

This Chardonnay has a rich, golden color and aromas of ripe apple, vanilla, butter, and pear. It has a luscious mouthfeel, flavors of vanilla, guava, and butterscotch, and a long, ... moresmooth finish.
more about Morning Fog Chardonnay
Chardonnay
CAW Rating: 99
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2005 Morning Fog Chardonnay
Livermore Valley

Enjoy the beautiful straw color and aromas of freshly cut red apple, vanilla and well-integrated oak. There are also enticing aromas of tropical and citrus fruit. The predominant f ... morelavors are clean, tart apple with toasty graham and subtle oak. This Chardonnay has a mouth-filling body with a medium-long finish that is very refreshing.
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Sauvignon Blanc
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2005 Sauvignon Blanc
Livermore Valley

The 2005 Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful grassy color and fig, melon gooseberry, pineapple and citrus aromas. Crisp acidity with honeydew melon, pineapple flavors and a clean finis ... moreh make this a wonderfully refreshing wine.
more about Riverbank Riesling
Riesling
CAW Rating: 90
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2 reviews

2006 Riverbank Riesling
Arroyo Seco, Monterey

This is a varietally distinct wine enhanced by the soils and climate of the Monterey appellation. This Riesling is full of honeysuckle and floral lychee aromas. The taste is crisp ... moreand fresh and delivers full varietal flavors. The acid and the semi-sweetness are perfectly balanced for an excellent mouth feel. This intriguing wine is delightful as an aperitif or with fruits, cheeses and a variety of light entrees.
more about Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
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2004 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon
Livermore Valley

The origins of Wente Vineyards’ Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon date back to when Charles Wetmore first imported this clone of Cabernet to the Livermore Valley from the commune of Marga ... moreux, France. Purple color. Black tea, black cherry fruit aromas. Subtle and well integrated vanilla oak aromas. Black olive aromas. Powerful, yet silky tannins with a fruit filled mouthfeel. Balanced acidity, smooth yet lingering finish.
more about Reliz Creek Pinot Noir
Pinot Noir
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2005 Reliz Creek Pinot Noir
Arroyo Seco, Monterey

This vintage of Reliz Creek Pinot Noir has refreshing aromas of strawberry cream and vanilla. Flavors of black cherry and cranberry are followed by a smooth, long, fruity finish, w ... moreith undertones of aromatic cigars.
more about Crane Ridge Merlot
Merlot
CAW Rating: 80
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1 reviews

2004 Crane Ridge Merlot
Livermore Valley

With a smooth feel and tangy, balanced tannins, this vintage of Crane Ridge Merlot offers undertones of blackberry and vanilla complemented by a smoky finish from the oak aging. Cr ... moreane Ridge is an excellent example of Merlot - it shows off the best of the varietal’s characteristics, with additional richness from the Cabernet Sauvignon component of the blend.
more about Smith Bench Zinfandel
Zinfandel
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2004 Smith Bench Zinfandel
Livermore Valley

This vintage has a dark red color and aromas of blackberry jam, dried cranberry, and vanilla cream aromas. These lead to flavors of black pepper and dried berries. Overall, this Zi ... morenfandel has a great balance of fruit and tannins and an enduring and viscous finish.
more about Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
CAW Rating: 80
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3 reviews

2005 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon
Livermore Valley

Deep red color, moderate herbal tea aromas. Cherry, some vanilla and chocolate aromas. Rich yet approachable tannins. Mouth-filling cherry flavors; long, but smooth finish.
more about Shorthorn Canyon Syrah
Syrah
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2004 Shorthorn Canyon Syrah
Livermore Valley

This vintage has a dark purple-red color. The aromas are spicy with hints of toffee, coffee, and blackberry. The Syrah has medium tannins, black cherry flavors and a smooth, spicy ... morefinish.
more about Sandstone Merlot
Merlot
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2005 Sandstone Merlot
Arroyo Seco, Monterey

Aromas of herbal tea, licorice and blackberry are accentuated by hints of spice and perfume. On the mouth, the wine is full bodied, but with a smooth mid-palate that showcases flav ... moreors of cherry and truffles alongside tobacco undertones.
more about Beyer Ranch Zinfandel
Zinfandel
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2004 Beyer Ranch Zinfandel
Livermore Valley

Plum aromas lead to hints of raspberry and blueberry. Crisp acidity promotes a balanced mouth feel followed by a smooth yet tannic finish.

Updated on November 8, 2007

CrazyAboutWine recommends contacting Wente Vineyards Estate Winery at http://www.wentevineyards.com or calling (925) 456-2300 to verify the winery's location.

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