|Blend||Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Petite Sirah|
San Francisco Bay
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Host/Hostess Gifting, Impressing On A Budget, Steak Dinner, Winning Over the Boss
Drink If You Like
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Merlot
Murrieta's Well 'The Spur' Red Blend 2015 Review
This is a big, brooding, and layered wine from the Wente family, one of the oldest winemaking families in California. Located roughly 45 minutes southeast of Oakland, Livermore Valley was once as lauded a winemaking region as Napa, though its fame was eclipsed after the repeal of Prohibition. The Wentes are working hard to put their valley back on the map, and this bold wine is a testament to their efforts. Aromas include dry clay, hay, cherry jam, and a hint of Ricola lozenges. Flavors include ripe cherries, grape jelly, and grilled meats. It’s a big hug of a wine – but a hug from your not-so-affectionate uncle. Have it with a grilled steak or on its own.