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2013 Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Riva Ranch

Arroyo Seco more

5/28/2015 - Parnelli Likes this wine: 89 points

Great QPR! There's butter, caramel and stone fruit on the nose and palate. Nice integration of oak and acidity with the fruit, making for nice balance. For the price, a wonderful wine!

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2013 Wente Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Louis Mel Livermore Valley

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5/14/2015 - Box57 Likes this wine: NR

PAL 1

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2005 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Livermore Valley more

5/23/2015 - JJB007 wrote: NR

gave to JJ to take to Dan's

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2012 Wente Vineyards Zinfandel Small Lot

Livermore Valley more

5/18/2015 - rroyce701 wrote: NR

San Diego May 2015

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2012 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Southern Hills

Livermore Valley more

5/8/2015 - bboard Likes this wine: NR

30 min decant. Fruity bomb to start, but finishes with acidity & sharp tannin. 2 hours later, fruit settled in, tannin mellowed out, acidity was mixed in well. Drinking fine after 2 hours. At C$18-19, not bad as a cellar defender to serve Cab drinkers. I think it needs a year to settled in bottle.

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2008 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir Nth Degree

Arroyo Seco more

5/11/2015 - Winegirl1959 Likes this wine: 99 points

Perfect!

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2008 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir Nth Degree

Arroyo Seco more

5/11/2015 - Winegirl1959 Likes this wine: 96 points

Perfect!

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1996 Wente Vineyards Sonata #2

Livermore Valley Merlot Blend, Merlot more

5/11/2015 - dzop wrote: 88 points

This is surprisingly nice. It's somewhat overoaked, sure, but its very correct; it smells like currants and cedar and herbs. It's a touch more dilute than you might like - perhaps the yields were a bit high? - but the acid is good (and seems more or less natural), the alcohol is low, and generally the wine comes off as uncannily similar to luncheon claret Bordeaux from the same era (thinking specifically of some lesser Margaux from the mid-90s). More fundamentally, it's a still-vibrant cab with nice tertiary development, and it's $10 on the secondary market. I'd rebuy if it pops up again. I continue to have decent luck with the Small Lot and other higher-end bottlings from Wente, despite it's reputation.

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White - Sparkling

1985 Wente Vineyards Brut Réserve

Arroyo Seco Champagne Blend more

5/10/2015 - ophelia wrote: 91 points

surprisingly awesome - bought a 5L bottle on lark for a big party. Nice crisp, green apples and beeswax with a bit of age - elegant. Way better IMO than our typical celebration champagne like Veuve Cliquot

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2013 Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Heritage Block Riva Ranch

Arroyo Seco more

5/9/2015 - DbertCellar wrote: 92 points

Ripe peach and floral notes, hint of vanilla, lite caramel. Sweet balanced with tart and buttery on long finish. Golden.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Merlot Sandstone

Livermore Valley more

5/9/2015 - tsdevon wrote: 83 points

Meh. Kind of lean, just not tasty.

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Red

2011 Wente Vineyards Zinfandel Beyer Ranch

Livermore Valley more

5/7/2015 - Buttonmantai wrote: 89 points

Mothers's day!! Mom and dad over
Great taste. Amazing smell!!

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Red

2010 Wente Vineyards Small Lot GSM

Livermore Valley Red Blend more

5/5/2015 - SCosgrove wrote: 91 points

Great blend

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Red

2008 Wente Vineyards Zinfandel Beyer Ranch

Livermore Valley more

5/2/2015 - Xpis7os wrote: 80 points

Overall a nice Zinfandel but the vintage 2008 cannot last up to 2015. Almost flawed so be careful when buying this vintage.

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White

2012 Wente Vineyards Chardonnay Eric's Small Lot

Livermore Valley more

4/17/2015 - SCosgrove wrote: 91 points

Nice citric feel, delightful.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Charles Wetmore

Livermore Valley more

4/11/2015 - Rezy13 wrote: NR

Dark core with reddish violet rim; vanilla, clove, blackberry, blueberry, big and ripe, some dill; medium body, some texture on the finish, lots of blue fruit; could fool someone as being Napa, surprised the alcohol is so low; not my style but ok.

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White - Sweet/Dessert

1985 Wente Vineyards Riesling December Harvest Arroyo Seco

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4/13/2015 - mike l. Does not like this wine: 80 points

balanced and correct but to my taste still way to sweet to be of any interest.

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2013 Wente Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Louis Mel Livermore Valley

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4/9/2015 - Xavier Auerbach wrote: 88 points

Bright, light yellow colour; attractive varietal nose, nice fleshy fruit, lime zest and a grassy note; supple and easy palate, rounded but also with crisp acidity, medium body, light but clean flavours; good length. Not too serious but well made. In the British Airways lounge at San Francisco International Airport.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir Single Vineyard Riva Ranch

Arroyo Seco more

4/9/2015 - Bureso Likes this wine: 88 points

Dyb smag af kirsebær, jordbær og vanille med en anelse eg, jord og cigarkasse. Denne Pinot Noir er lyse med skarpe, naturlige surhedsgrad delikate tanniner og med en lang frugtagtig finish.

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Red

2009 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir Reliz Creek Arroyo Seco

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4/4/2015 - garvens Likes this wine: 89 points

Got better as the evening went on. Nice black cherry notes, goo Pinot character.

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Red

2004 Wente Vineyards Syrah Livermore Valley

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3/29/2015 - ChickenNoodle wrote: flawed

Turned

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Sonata

Central Coast Red Blend more

3/22/2015 - maudineormsby Likes this wine: 94 points

Excellent red blend from Wente; quite the surprise.

Pours dark red in the glass, with a magenta rim; unsurprising given the 55% Syrah.

Strong aromas of black cherry, chocolate, and mulling spice with hints of currant. The nose gives the impression of age that belies the skill of the winemaker in blending these particular grapes.

On the palate, cocoa and blackberry on the attack. Not too aggressive and layered. Fruit gives way to oak, vanilla, and toffee in the finish. Very drinkable, stands alone well.

Delicious and worth every penny. Treat yourself.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Zinfandel Beyer Ranch

Livermore Valley more

3/26/2015 - Wicky Likes this wine: 84 points

Ruby colour with nimble legs and berry aroma. Soft front taste with reasonable dry back palette. Reasonable table wine for price.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Southern Hills

Livermore Valley more

3/22/2015 - Swajln Likes this wine: 87 points

Great wine for price. Solid.

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Red

2012 Wente Vineyards Pinot Noir Single Vineyard Riva Ranch

Arroyo Seco more

3/20/2015 - isaacjamesbaker wrote: 85 points

Blind Cali Samples (My Place - Washington, DC): Light cherry colored. Tart cranberries and strawberries on the nose, some rose hips and rhubarb as well. Medium bodied, fresh acid, light tannic backbone. The strawberry and red currant fruit is fresh and tart, backed up by notes of damp soil and rose tea. Some toasted oak and mocha last onto the finish, moderate length. Fresh, easy-drinking, perhaps a bit too light for the oak, but a fun wine. Aged 20 months in 50% new French oak.

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