Grape Variety 85% Zinfandel, 6% Petite Sirah, 6% Babera & 3% Syrah
Appellation Livermore Valley
Alcohol Degree 14.50%
Vinification Each variety was fermented separately in stainless steel fermenters and were pumped over three times daily to maximize extraction of flavors and colors
Ageing/Maturation The wine was aged for 20 months in neutral French and American oak barrels
Wente Beyer Ranch Zinfandel 2013
This full-bodied Zinfandel has aromas and flavors of raspberry, blackberry, spice and black pepper. With a firm tannic backbone and ripe chewy finish, this wine is a perfect pairing for rich dishes.
Since 1883, five generations of our family have handcrafted fine wines that express the very best of our vineyards and winemaking expertise. Our Estate Grown Louis Mel Sauvignon Blanc is named after a French emigrant, Louis Mel, who traveled to the western United States in the 1870’s, seeking a place to make wines to rival the great French Crus. He found the ideal home in the Livermore Valley.
Acquiring Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings from the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, owner of the famed Chateau Y’quem, he planted them in his vineyards. The Wente family acquired the Louis Mel estate in the 1930’s, where the descendants of these vines, located in the southern Livermore Valley, live in gravel and loam soils that are similar to the terroir of their native Bordeaux.