With a smooth mouthfeel and inviting tannins, this Merlot exhibits flavors of raspberry and strawberry, with hints of vanilla oak and caramel and a long, fruity finish.
Wine Color: Red
Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
Crane Ridge is the gently sloping formation of hills running along the southeastern corner of the famous Livermore Valley. The Wente family’s hillside Merlot vineyards deliver fully ripened fruit with exceptional depth of character.
This wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily.
Aged for 16 months in French, American, Eastern European, and neutral oak barrels.