Wente Vineyards

Southern Hills Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8166 ratings
8.14 pro ratings
Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, light cloves, leather, earth, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with firm tannins and spices.

A nice Cabernet from Livermore Valley in California. Drinkable by itself, and very enjoyable. A good food wine too. Nicely balanced and interesting, with a nice mouthfeel. I liked it.
Much better than the 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, light cloves, leather, earth, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with firm tannins and spices.

A nice Cabernet from Livermore Valley in California. Drinkable by itself, and very enjoyable. A good food wine too. Nicely balanced and interesting, with a nice mouthfeel. I liked it.
Much better than the 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

2 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2016
Michael P. Dacoco

Michael had this 6 years ago

Michael had this 6 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 22nd, 2016
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep red color with dark fruit and heavy spice. The palate shows tart black cherry flavor, some plum and spicy oak. Big grainy tannins, lively acidity on this full body wine that had a medium finish.

Deep red color with dark fruit and heavy spice. The palate shows tart black cherry flavor, some plum and spicy oak. Big grainy tannins, lively acidity on this full body wine that had a medium finish.

Jun 26th, 2016
Charles (Chad) Bucklin

Owner and founder of C. T. Bucklin Wine Advising

7.5

Not a serious wine.

Not a serious wine.

Apr 10th, 2016
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.8

Textbook cab.. Pencil hint of green and black ripe fruits... Ripe supple fruit on the palate with nice oak notes nicely integrated

Textbook cab.. Pencil hint of green and black ripe fruits... Ripe supple fruit on the palate with nice oak notes nicely integrated

Jan 29th, 2016
Sam Friedland

A decent wine with meat

A decent wine with meat

Sep 25th, 2018
Lucas Hand

Full and robust yet smooth. Flavor lingers. Tastes of plum.

Full and robust yet smooth. Flavor lingers. Tastes of plum.

May 12th, 2017
Mary Connors

Very nice Cab!! My first Wente, but not my last!! Hope I can find it in Indy!!

Very nice Cab!! My first Wente, but not my last!! Hope I can find it in Indy!!

Mar 21st, 2017
Dona Yotova

Dry & fruity

Dry & fruity

Mar 15th, 2017
Ryan M
8.8

Xmas gift part deux. Pleasantly surprised. Mirrors a Rutherford style wine. Frogs Leap comes to mind.

"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 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is named for our vineyards located along the southern hills of the Livermore Valley. The Wente family farms approximately 400 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards using the two clones originating from California wine pioneer Charles Wetmore’s Bordeaux cuttings in the 19th century. With Livermore Valley’s unique East-West orientation, well-drained rocky soils, and unique mesoclimates, the Southern Hills vineyards are located in the most desirable settings with exposures ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon of distinct character, depth and intensity."

Xmas gift part deux. Pleasantly surprised. Mirrors a Rutherford style wine. Frogs Leap comes to mind.

"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 Southern Hills Cabernet Sauvignon is named for our vineyards located along the southern hills of the Livermore Valley. The Wente family farms approximately 400 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards using the two clones originating from California wine pioneer Charles Wetmore’s Bordeaux cuttings in the 19th century. With Livermore Valley’s unique East-West orientation, well-drained rocky soils, and unique mesoclimates, the Southern Hills vineyards are located in the most desirable settings with exposures ideal for growing Cabernet Sauvignon of distinct character, depth and intensity."

Feb 3rd, 2017