1997 Wente Vineyards Merlot


  • USA
  • California
  • Central Coast
Drink between 1998 - 2006 (Edit)
CT74 2 reviews
Label borrowed from 2002
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Community Tasting Notes 2

  • davidcbaker wrote: 74 points

    August 15, 2009 - Clean the cellar night again, Looking for the faded or about to fade. Drinkable but clearly way past any prime if it ever had it. Light with no finish whatsoever.

  • WNissen wrote:

    December 20, 2005 - $7.50 at Costco in 2000. You would think that an eight-year-old merlot would be dead. I certainly thought so, having saved the bottle only because it was autographed by Julie Wente. However, a positive note on the Wine Lover's Discussion Group, led me to open it with seven-hour lamb. Well, what do you know? This has developed some fine tobacco notes and still has good fruit and structure. What's more, it is only starting to brick. Good+.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • Type Red
  • Producer Wente Vineyards
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Central Coast
  • Appellation Central Coast

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 6 (67%)
  • Consumed 3 (33%)

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