Wine Books and DVDsWine Gifts & Wine Accessories

2013 Wente Grenache "Small Lot"

Winery: Wente

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Small Lot"

Wine Category: Grenache

Grape blend: 75% Grenache, 13% Graciano, 6% Petite Sirah, 5% Nebbiolo, & 1% Petit Verdot

Region: Livermore Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $40

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: June 21, 2015

Wine Review: This dark red colored Grenache from Wente opens with a fragrant oak and black raspberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, savory and very fruit driven. The flavor profile is a ripe black plum and black cherry blend with notes of menthol. I also detected a touch of boysenberry in the end. The finish is dry and its flavors and moderate tannins linger and stick around for quite a while. This wine would pair well with slow cooked beef brisket. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: This wine is a deep ruby color with medium intensity and well defined tearing. On the nose this wine exhibits fresh berries, cassis, vanilla and clove with subtle hints of licorice and light violet. The palate reveals moderate, firm tannins, and bright acidity. It is full bodied and complex with a lingering, fruit filled finish. This is a high quality wine that ages well.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Wente 2013 Small Lot Grenache.

Bookmark and Share

Subscribers: Have you tried this wine? Rate it.

(Not a subscriber? Sign up.)

E-mail address:

Rate this wine:

  • Unbelievable (100-98) (Perfect or just about)
  • Excellent (97-94) (Wine just blows you away. Just makes you yearn for more.)
  • Very Good Plus (93-90) (Wine to impress someone, but not blow them away.)
  • Very Good (89-87) (Has character, is well balanced, & distinctive.)
  • Good (86-84) (Drinkable, ordinary, & non-distinctive)
  • Did Not Like (Not recommended &/or poor)
Your comments on this wine:

What is "room temperature" when used to describe wine? It means a typical cellar temperature of 58¬?F (14¬?C). This is the ideal temperature for storing wine.

Source: All About Wine Calendar - Richard Nidel

Super Tuscan
View Definition & Glossary

Ken's Wine Guide
RSS Feed

Add to Google

Red Wine Reviews & Ratings | White Wine Reviews & Ratings | Blog | Subscribe Here For E-Newsletters | Ken's Wine Reviews & Ratings
Advertising | Contact Us | Site Map | Disclaimer