2011 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

VARIETAL Cabernet Sauvignon
REGION Livermore Valley
LIFESTYLE Vegan
VINTAGE 2011
You know what’s fun? Trying wines from wineries that you’ve never been to before. I had that opportunity with the 2011 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. I’ve been getting back into Cab Sauv lately and this vino delivers at just $18.00 a bottle. I get aromas of dark fruit mostly but on the palate there’s cherry, coffee, and leather (oh how I love my leather).
|Written March 21, 2014
WINERY INFORMATION
Wente Vineyards

Wente Vineyards Tasting Room

I paired this with well-seasoned red potatoes, green beans, and grilled tri-tip. The seasonings really played well with this Cab. Due to the rich tannins this wine, it does better with food than without. Then again, if you’re anything like me you’ll pound it without food. Yes, I said pound.

So here’s where things get interesting. Since I am relatively new to Wente Vineyards I started looking into them. In 1883, C.H. Wente bought 48 acres in Livermore Valley and 130 years later it is still family owned and operated. Talk about history. Of course, they have grown over the years and now have a restaurant as well as a golf course and grill to enjoy. Book my vacation!

Wente Golf Course

As if all this doesn’t make them cool enough, they are also committed to sustainable farming practices and the well-being of their employees and the community. They started a program called Farming for the Future which is a system of practices that enhances the vitality of the soils, creates a balanced, sustainable ecology, minimizes water use and reduces non-organic wastes.

I’m really impressed with all that they have going on and their commitment to being good stewards of the land. Cheers to the Wente family and I look forward to getting to know them better! Mostly by drinking their wine… a lot.

Wente Vineyards Arroyo Seco

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