Wente Vineyards Merlot Sandstone Arroyo Seco
19 Ratings
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19 Ratings
Wente Vineyards Merlot Sandstone Arroyo Seco

Wine Details

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2009 Vintage) Our 2008 Sandstone Merlot exhibits aromas and flavors of black cherry and plum with hints of black tea and toasted oak. A smooth mouthfeel and inviting tannins leads to a long, fruity finish

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Fermentation: Each vineyard was harvested and fermented separately in upright stainless steel fermenters. Rack and return, which is the process of draining all of the free-run juice off the cap and then returning the free-run juice back over the top of the fermenter, was performed twice daily. This method increases the color and tannin extractions and improves mouthfeel through the integration of oxygen. Aging: This wine was aged for 21 months in American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak

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    yummy. dry. finishes fast. easy to drink.

    over 4 years