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2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon 14%

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2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon 14%

Explore the depth and complexity of the 2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that embodies the essence of Livermore Valley's unique climate and soil. Named after the agricultural pioneer Charles Wetmore, this wine is a homage to his vision of bringing Bordeaux varietals to California, resulting in a Cabernet Sauvignon of unmatched quality and character.

Key Features:

  • 🍇 Vintage: 2017
  • 🏞️ Origin: Charles Wetmore Vineyard, Livermore Valley, California
  • 🍇 Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 🍷 Flavor Profile: This Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a rich array of aromas, including blackberry, cassis, and dark cherry, complemented by notes of vanilla, cedar, and mocha from meticulous aging in oak barrels. On the palate, it offers a full-bodied experience with a complex structure, velvety tannins, and a long, lingering finish that reveals layers of fruit, spice, and subtle earthy undertones.
  • 🌿 Terroir Influence: The Charles Wetmore Vineyard benefits from Livermore Valley's unique terroir, characterized by gravelly soils and a temperate climate influenced by coastal breezes. These conditions are ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon grapes that express a distinct sense of place, contributing to the wine's intensity and depth.
  • 🍇 Winemaking Process: Wente Vineyards employs a combination of traditional and innovative techniques to craft this Cabernet Sauvignon, including selective hand-harvesting and precise control over fermentation. Aging in oak barrels enhances the wine's complexity and integrates its flavors, resulting in a harmonious and elegant expression.
  • 🍽️ Food Pairing: The robust profile of this Cabernet Sauvignon makes it an excellent companion to hearty dishes such as grilled steak, roasted lamb, and rich pasta sauces. It also pairs beautifully with aged cheeses and dark chocolate, offering a versatile option for a range of culinary experiences.
  • 🍷 Serving Recommendations: To fully appreciate its depth and nuances, serve this wine at 16-18°C (60-64°F). Decanting for an hour before serving is recommended to allow the wine to open up and fully express its aromatic and flavor potential.

Indulge in the 2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon and experience the legacy of Livermore Valley winemaking through a glass of this exceptional wine. A testament to the vision of Charles Wetmore and the craftsmanship of Wente Vineyards, it invites you to discover the rich tapestry of flavors that define California's esteemed wine country.

2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon 14%
2017 Wente Vineyards Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon 14%
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