Friday, December 19, 2014

Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon

Almost demands a traditional English meal:
I'll take credit for bringing these divorced ingredients together; the wine being my Forté!

Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon, $11.89-$16.99, 87 points, poured ruby trending maroon with a thin clear rim.
The tame grapey nose with a hint of red cherry was just okay for me.
Medium-bodied with good acidity and appropriately supportive tannin were noteably complimented by flavors of easy drinking red fruits and a hint of plum.
Finished on a well integrated 13.5% alcohol, savory notes, a touch of oak, mushrooms, and mild spices.
Wente Southern Hills Livermore Valley 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon did pair well with my buttered toast and bacon sandwich.


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  1. I love this review/photograph :) Earl Grey tea and a bacon butty! Have you secretly been at my house?

    1. VG: "bacon butty!": I missed the vernacular!
      ALW: I'm assuming that your question is directed toward VG, but just in case: No! Glad you apprehended this post with humor :-)

  2. How funny, I did an article about someone who lived up in this valley for the Chron, had never been in this area before...Have had Wente before but did not know it was a British name - have you been to that new Gastropub in Oakland, Growlers?