Wente Vineyards Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
Region: California, USA
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Petite Sirah 2% Petit Verdot 2% Malbec
Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is spot on with its varietal focus, structure, and overall richness. The wine leads with classic aromas of black cherry and cassis with a touch of creamy oakiness that showcases roasted coco nibs. These aromatics are followed by a good volume of fruity depth with layerings of blueberry, espresso bean, and a hint of anise lingering into the finish.
Wetmore Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is named after one of the Livermore Valley’s most prominent pioneers, California’s first agricultural commissioner renowned for planting vine cuttings from many of Bordeaux’s top Châteaux in the temperate Livermore Valley in the 1880s. The descendants of vines Wetmore brought from France thrive today in the gravelly loam soils of our certified sustainable estate vineyards between the Arroyo del Valle and the Arroyo Mocho, streams flowing from the southern hills of the Livermore Valley. From their origins in Margaux in the 19th century to the present, only the best of these Cabernet Sauvignon vines have been selected for each new generation planted. And they are prized for making wines with intensity, depth of flavor, and rich, lush body.
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!