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Wente Vineyards Merlot Arroyo Seco Small Lot 2005

Winemaker's Notes:

This Merlot comes from the cool growing region of Arroyo Seco. The long season allows for the grapes to fully develop subtle flavors not usually found in this varietal in California. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from Livermore Valley, where the warm days and cool nights develop excellent tannin structure to complete the blend. After being handpicked, these grapes were hand-sorted at the winery, then gently crushed and fermented in half-ton bins. The bins were punched-down daily and the temperature approached 100°F at the end of the fermentation.

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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

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03/31/2010

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Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Wente Vineyards Merlot 2005 Crane Ridge and all other wine from Wente Vineyards are readily available to ship at discount prices. We carry many premium wine from across the world.


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Tasting NotesWith 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. Crane Ridge is an excellent example of Merlot - it shows off the best of the varietals characteristics, with additional richness from the Cabernet Sauvignon component of the blend.



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Tasting Notes:

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 flavors of cherry and truffles alongside tobacco undertones.

This Merlot comes from the cool growing region of Arroyo Seco. The long season allows for the grapes to fully develop subtle flavors not usually found in this varietal in California. The Cabernet Sauvignon is from Livermore Valley, where the warm days and cool nights develop excellent tannin structure to complete the blend. After being handpicked, these grapes were hand-sorted at the winery, then gently crushed and fermented in half-ton bins. The bins were punched-down daily and the temperature approached 100°F at the end of the fermentation.

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