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Wednesday 7 November 2012

Wente Vineyards Small Lot Sonata 2007

The Livermore Valley AVA is located South East of San Francisco, approximately 30 miles drive.   Quite an historical region, boasting a grape growing heritage back to 1760, Wente is one of the oldest wineries in the region, dated to the 1880s.

The blend of Cabernet (56%) and Shiraz (44%) shows rich aromas of plum, cassis with sweet oak in support.  On the palate it's tarry with smoky character present.  Old wood and fine grained - gravelly - tannin providing the body.  Alcohol shows with a little warmth toward the back palate.  Concludes with good, gentle persistence.  89 - Good

Tasted on: 7th November, a Leaf Day
Source: Gift
Price: $35 US
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

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