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Sandstone Merlot

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2014 Sandstone Merlot Bottle Shot

“Our Sandstone Merlot is a great display of Bordeaux grapes from hillside and valley floor vineyards, each of which gives distinct aromatics and structure to the wine. The estate grown and certified sustainable vineyards that make up this wine are harvested, fermented and aged separately in barrel for about a year before they are blended together. We add Petite Sirah to the blend which then ages for another 6-12 months. Although lighter in structure than a Cabernet Sauvignon, this Merlot combines solid, yet silky tannins with diverse fruit flavors to make a lasting impression.”

-  Karl D. Wente, Fifth Generation Winemaker

Technical Data

  • Vintage: 2014
  • Appellation: Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay
  • Vineyards: Livermore Valley
  • Winemaker: Karl D. Wente
  • Alcohol: 13.50%

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Awards & Accolades

  • 88 Points

    "Elegant, balanced and complex. Great price for classic Californian Cabernet"
    — Natalie Maclean Wine Reviews, Canada, January 2016

  • Silver

    San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, January 2016