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Date Printed: 4/20/2014
Wente Shorthorn Canyon Syrah 2007
Wente Shorthorn Canyon Syrah 2007
(search item no. 106569)

PRICE ON 4/20/2014: $10.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points

Winemaker's Notes:

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,

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About Wente Vineyards:

Wente Vineyards is California's oldest family owned and continuously operated winery. Founded in 1883 by C. H. Wente, the winery is now managed by the fourth and fifth generations of the Wente family. The winery farms nearly 3,000 acres of estate vineyards in the Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, and Arroyo Seco, Monterey appellations, two premier Central Coast winegrowing regions.

Family owned and operated for over 120 years, the fourth and fifth generations are committed to producing wines of distinguished character and excellence at an affordable price.