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“Sandstone” Merlot 2016, Wente Vineyards, Livermore Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

“Sandstone” Merlot 2016, Wente Vineyards, Livermore Valley, 13.5% vol, 75cl

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In 1883, C. H. Wente, a first-generation immigrant from Germany, purchased 47 acres in the Livermore Valley . Recognizing that the warm days, cool nights and gravelly soils of the Livermore Valley were ideal for growing grapes, he planted vines and founded Wente Vineyards. Over 130 years later, Wente Family Estates continue to be family owned and operated by the fourth and fifth generation Wente’s


“Sandstone” Merlot comes from a gently sloping formation of hills running along the southeastern corner of the historic Livermore Valley. With warm days, cool nights, well-drained sandstone soils, and incoming breezes from the San Francisco Bay, the Wente family’s hillside vineyards are an ideal place to grow outstanding Merlot.


All the fruit – 85% Merlot,  8% Petite Sirah,  4% Petit Verdot & 3% Cabernet Sauvignon,  is estate grown.


Sandstone Merlot has delicate fruit aromatics – dark cherry & ripe raspberry with a hint of cocoa powder. Refined and well-balanced with soft tannins and finishing with bright acidity.

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