Wente Vineyards Nth Degree Merlot 2009

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Wente Vineyards Nth Degree Merlot 2009

The Nth Degree is an exclusive collection of limited-production wines handcrafted by Fifth generation winemaker, Karl D. Wente. Select blocks of premier estate vineyards are selected for the Nth Degree Merlot because of their consistent production of exceptional fruit. Rich aromas and flavours of black cherry, plum and toasted oak with a long coffee and mocha finish.

Wente Vineyards Nth Degree Merlot 2009

APPELLATION 85% Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
10% Napa Valley
5% Arroyo Seco, Monterey
VARIETAL CONTENT 75% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon,
3% Barbera
WINEMAKER Karl D. Wente
ALCOHOL 14.4%
PH 3.52
TOTAL ACID 0.60 g/100mL
RELEASE DATE September 2011
VINEYARD These prime Livermore Valley, Napa Valley and Arroyo
Seco Estate vineyards were selected for the Nth Degree program because of
their consistent production of exceptional fruit. The selected blocks were
farmed to the Nth Degree, using a method we refer to as, “ultra farming”.
The grapes were hand-harvested in the early morning into ½ ton bins,
hand-sorted, and then crushed into small fermenters.
WINEMAKING The Merlot was fermented in stainless steel tanks and
pumped over twice daily. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Barbera were
fermented in 1 ½ ton bins and punched down by hand twice daily.
AGING The Merlot was aged for 16 months in American, Eastern
European, and neutral oak barrels. The Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for
18 months in French, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels. The
Barbera was aged for 18 months in American and Eastern European oak
barrels.
DESCRIPTION Showing a vibrant red color, this Merlot has rich aromas
and flavors of black cherry, plum and toasted oak with luscious tannins and
a long coffee and mocha finish.
HISTORY Founded more than 125 years ago, Wente Vineyards is the
country's oldest continuously operated family–owned winery. Owned and
managed today by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family, the
winery draws from nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore
Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey winegrowing regions
to make an outstanding portfolio of wines

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