Our 2009 Charles Wetmore Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas and flavors of black cherry, chocolate, green olive and hints of tobacco and clove. With balanced acidity and a round mouthfeel, this wine delivers a smooth, long-lasting finish.
Wine Color: Red
Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
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.
This wine was fermented in upright stainless steel fermenters where it was pumped over twice daily and 1 ½ ton bins where it was punched down twice daily.
All varietals were aged for 16 months in American, French, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels.