Wente Vineyards Sandstone 2012 Merlot, $13.99-$17.99, 90 points, poured a pure maroon with a broad clear wine ring.
Aromatic red cherry, red raspberry, cedar, and clove were very good.
Medium toward medium-plus bodied with good acidity and round supportive tannin carried rich flavors of anise, cherry, pomegranate, plum, with hints of chocolate and mint.
Finished well on the trailing palate, a balanced 13.5% alcohol, and long warm spice notes.
Etymology of the name Wente
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