Our 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of black cherry, chocolate and hints of vanilla, cinnamon and coffee from oak barrel aging. With balanced acidity, and round mouthfeel, this wine delivers a smooth, lingering finish.
Wine Color: Red
Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot, 5% Merlot
Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
Winemaker: Karl Wente
Acid: 0.52 g/100ml
Residual Sugar: 0.03%
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.
All three componets were fermented in upright stainless steel fermenters and pumped over twice daily.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were aged for 18 months in French, American, Easter European, and neutral oak. The Merlot was aged for 12 months in neutral oak.