This vintage is purple in color. There are aromas of black cherry
fruit with subtle, well integrated vanilla oak characteristics. The wine is powerful
yet has silky tannins with a fruit filled mouthfeel, balanced acidity and a smooth
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot
Appellation: 100% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Acid: 0.58 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: Dry
One of the Livermore Valley’s most prominent pioneers, Charles
Wetmore is honored with our finest expression of the noble Cabernet
Sauvignon. The descendants of vines Wetmore brought from France in the 19th
century thrive today in the gravelly loam soils of our estate vineyards between the
Arroyo del Valle and the Arroyo Mocho, streams flowing from the southern hills
of the Livermore Valley. From their origins in Margaux in the 1880’s to the
present, only the best of these Cabernet Sauvignon vines have been selected for
each new generation planted. And they are prized for making wines with
intensity, depth of flavor, and rich, lush body.
The fermentation took place in small, upright, stainless steel
fermenters. The fermenting must was gently pumped-over twice daily.
12 months in a combination of French and American oak barrels.