Wente Vineyards Beyer Ranch Zinfandel 2019
Region: California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 76% Zinfandel 16% Tempranillo 4% Cabernet Franc 4% Malbec
Beyer Ranch Zinfandel encompasses all of the traits that Zinfandel lovers crave. Deep and concentrated blackberry aromas are complemented by layered notes of spice, briar, and notable rich, creamy oak. The mouth-filling berry concentration and solid tannin structure lead to a long finish. The wine delivers richness and balance that reflects focus and precision.
The vineyards are planted on carefully selected sites of sloping benches that lead to the banks of the Arroyo del Valle and Arroyo Mocho streams. Grapes from these Zinfandel vineyards produce luscious wines with deep richness.
Wente has always had our roots firmly planted in a family of hard-working farmers. In 1883, Carl H. Wente, a German immigrant, purchased 48 acres of vineyard land in the Livermore Valley, California and began building a winery. In 1912, 2nd Generation Ernest Wente persuaded his father and founder, C.H. Wente, to import Chardonnay cuttings from a well-known vine nursery, F. Richter Nursery in Montpellier, France, to the Livermore Valley. Ernest hand-picked vines that showed the best health and pronounced flavors, grafted the two together, and propagated those characteristics forward. The result was aptly called the ‘Wente Clone’, which today makes up over 75% of all Chardonnay planted in California!