In 1918, Ernest and Herman Wente began raising Shorthorn cattle in the southern hills and ridge lands bordering the Livermore Valley. This ranching
endeavor helped Wente Vineyards survive Prohibition and the Depression years. Years later, the hills and canyons were selected for vineyard sites. Slopes and soils were identified as ideal for growing outstanding Syrah. Shorthorn Canyon Syrah is the Wente family's tribute to 125 years of winemaking and ranching in the Livermore Valley.
This Syrah has mouth filling dark fruit flavors of black cherry, earth and smoke with medium tannins and a smooth, spicy finish.
80% Syrah, 9% Counoise, 8% Grenache,