Tasting Date: 8/3/2011
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Date Price: $11.89
Alcohol Content: 13.5%
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Palate: Rich, fruity and herbaceous – like eating raspberry jam off a sprig of thyme
Food Pairing: Food Network partnered with Wente Vineyards, America’s oldest continuously operated family-owned winery, to create entwine.
• cheese straws• steak and potatoes, sautéed mushrooms, roasted carrots, blue cheese, creamed vegetables, burgers and backyard barbeques
APPELLATION ALCOHOL WINEMAKING TEAM: Fifth Generation Winemaker Karl D. Wente with Food Network Kitchen’s Chef Rob Bleifer and Wine Expert Rupa Bhattacharya
ORIGIN This Cabernet Sauvignon is sustainably farmed and harvested from select Estate vineyards in California whose topography, soils, and climate provide optimal grape-growing conditions to develop ripe, round fruit flavors.
FERMENTATION The grapes were gently pressed and fermented in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily.
AGINGThe wine was aged for 12 months in American, French, and Eastern European oak barrels.