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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

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