Wente VineyardsEstate Grown Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon 2020

Product code: 17183
£17.35 inc VAT
Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Livermore Valley
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
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Country
Country: USA
Region
Region: California
Sub-Region
Sub-Region: Livermore Valley
Type
Type: Red Wine
Winery
Alcohol
Alcohol: 13.5%
Volume
Volume: 750 ml
Grape: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 8% Petite Sirah, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot

Product Notes

Wente Vineyards Estate Grown Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is a full-bodied and robust red wine with a deep purple hue. Its aromas are fruity, with notes of ripe blackberry, cherry, and plum, combined with subtle oak and vanilla undertones. On the palate, this wine delivers rich flavors of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis, with soft tannins and well-integrated acidity. The finish is long and satisfying, leaving a pleasant warmth and a hint of spice. This wine pairs well with hearty meat dishes like steak or lamb, as well as strong cheeses like blue cheese or aged gouda. Enjoy it at a gathering with friends or as a special treat for yourself.

Tasting Notes

2018 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon welcomes you with floral bouquet aromatics, balanced by ripe blueberries, raspberries and black olives. On the palate this wine delivers ripe plum and boysenberry with subtle, yet playful tannins.

About the Winery

Wente Vineyards

Known to be California’s longest operational family-owned wine estate, Wente Vineyards came into existence in 1883. Carl H Wente acquired the ownership of 47 hectares in the Livermore Valley in California during this year. By 1936, Herman Wente, the second-generation Wente family member, supported the establishment of the Wine Institute of California.

In the next 3 decades, Wente Vineyards grew bigger, as the third-generation member, Karl, started expanding the estate in the Monterey region for growing the Chardonnay and Pinot Noir varietals. By the beginning of the 1990s, the Wente Family started exporting their wines to other countries. Today, these wines have a presence in 75 countries, at least. Recently, in 2010, the Wente Wine Estate got certified as a sustainable vineyard. 

Some of the sustainable winemaking techniques used in the vineyards of Santa Rita are the following:

  • Recycling used soils with organic fertilizers
  • Conserving water using drip irrigation techniques
  • Using more natural oils
  • Naturally getting rid of pests
  • Better management of fuel
  • Cooperating with the winemaking community in the region
  • Managing  vines that are tolerant to droughts
  • Recycling corks
  • Following sustainable agricultural techniques at all times

Livermore Valley – Located about 20 miles towards the east of the San Francisco Bay area, this vineyard is located on steep slopes. Sandstone cliffs dominate its soils, and it is known for its cool climate. Thanks to these conditions, this place is ideal for growing Chardonnay. Towards the lower side of the valley, the climate is warmer, and is ideal for growing fully-matured Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon varietals.

Arroyo Seco – This vineyard in the region of Monterey Ava, is known for its massive water content and rocky soils. Since this place also enjoys a cool climate all around the year, its conditions are ideal for growing Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot and Riesling.


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