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16 MILE TAP TAKEOVER

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15-pack Deal from Wente...
$7.99 per Bottle after Rebate!

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For the 6th straight vintage we've put together a sampler pack of Wente's top 5 wines... it's the most highly anticipated email of the year! Calls and emails start to come in at the end of May asking if we'll be offering our summer Wente deal... funny, usually retailers get pressure from their suppliers to buy, but in this case the pressure comes from YOU!

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No sense in getting into the lengthy background of what Christine and Karl Wente do best... by now you all know the story.


Anne Hood will be here on North Union Street on Saturday from 11am to 3pm pouring the lineup of Wente's new vintage release. We'll have the wines paired with a layout of cheeses, pâté, charcuterie, spreads, flatbreads and crostini from our DiBruno Bros section! Can't make it Saturday? Pop in Sunday from 12noon to 4pm and we'll repeat it all!

 

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FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
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Wente 2011 Southern Hills
Cabernet Sauvignon

Regularly Priced at $14.99
$7.99 with 15-pack Sampler Purchase!

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In the 19th century, California wine pioneer Charles Wetmore imported Cabernet Sauvignon cuttings from Bordeaux to plant in his Livermore Valley vineyards. The descendants of these vines were selected by University of California at Davis to become a part of their Foundation nursery and are known as clones 7 and 8. Today, the Wente family farms approximately 400 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards using these two clones with appropriately selected root stocks. With their undulating terrain, meandering Arroyos, 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.

Aged for 14 months in a combination of American, French, Eastern European, neutral oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. This Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits flavors of black cherry, dark plum and a hint of coffee. Rich, yet approachable tannins provide a long, smooth finish.


FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
Order Now!



Wente 2011 Sandstone
Merlot

Regularly Priced at $14.99
$7.99 with 15-pack Sampler Purchase!

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The grapes for Sandstone Merlot come from a gently sloping formation of hills running along the southeastern corner of the historic Livermore Valley. With warm days, cool nights, well-drained sandstone soils, and incoming breezes from the San Francisco Bay, the Wente family's hillside vineyard is an ideal place to grow outstanding Merlot.

This wine was aged for 16 months in American, French, Eastern European, and neutral oak. The 2011 Sandstone Merlot exhibits aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and plum with hints of toasted oak. A smooth mouthfeel and inviting tannins lead to a long, fruity finish.


FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
Order Now!

 

Wente 2012 Louis Mel
Sauvignon Blanc

Regularly Priced at $14.99
$7.99 with 15-pack Sampler Purchase!

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A French emigrant, Louis Mel traveled the western United States in the 1870's seeking a place to make wines to rival the great French Crus. He found the ideal home in the Livermore Valley. Acquiring Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon cuttings from the Marquis de Lur-Saluces, owner of the famed Chateau Y'quem, he planted them in his vineyards. The Wente family acquired the Louis Mel estate in the 1930's, where the descendants of these vines, located in the southern Livermore Valley, live in gravel and loam soils similar to the terroir of their native Bordeaux.

This wine was aged in stainless steel tanks. The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful straw color and aromas of guava, melon, gooseberry, citrus and lime. With crisp acidity and flavors of honeydew melon and pineapple, this wine delivers a long, refreshing finish.


FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
Order Now!




Wente 2012 Morning Fog
Chardonnay

Regularly Priced at $14.99
$7.99 with 15-pack Sampler Purchase!

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Each summer morning, fog billows inland through the Golden Gate, pushed by Pacific wind streams into the bowl of the San Francisco Bay. Here, it forms deep fog banks that rest on the East Bay Hills. In just one place, the Livermore Valley, with its unique East-West orientation, the fog banks come further east, cooling the air as it goes. This daily phenomenon creates the Mediterranean or Marine climate found in less than 1% of the world's land mass. And it makes the San Francisco Bay and Livermore Valley appellations ideal for growing wine grapes that are beautifully balanced. This Chardonnay, named Morning Fog, pays homage to this rare climate.

50% of this wine was barrel fermented in neutral French, American, and Eastern European oak. The other 50% was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the natural fruit flavors inherent in this Chardonnay. The barrel fermented portion was aged sur lie for 7 months. Batonnage, the art of stirring the barrels, was performed monthly. The stainless steel portion was aged on lees for 7 months. Enjoy aromas and flavors of green apple and tropical fruits, balanced by subtle oak, cinnamon and vanilla from barrel aging. With a mouth-filling body and balanced acidity, this wine delivers a medium-long, refreshing finish.


FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
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Wente 2012 Riverbank
Riesling

Regularly Priced at $14.99
$7.99 with 15-pack Sampler Purchase!

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The Arroyo Seco Appellation is defined by a unique geological feature called the Arroyo Seco Cone. Composed of soils, water sources, and wind streams that differentiate it from the Salinas Valley and the Monterey Appellation, it was created over eons by the flow of the Arroyo Seco as it spills down from the Santa Lucia Mountains. This funnel-shaped region appears at the edge of steep slopes where the river has cut a deep ravine, forming an imposing riverbank. On the southern edge of this ravine, Riesling flourishes in the deep rocky soils.

The grapes were cold fermented in stainless steel. Fermentation at lower temperatures highlights the natural fruit flavors in the grapes. The wine did not go through malolactic fermentation, helping to retain its crisp acidity. The wine was aged in stainless steel tank as well. This 2012 Riesling exhibits aromas of honeysuckle, lychee and grapefruit, with a hint of nutmeg. The taste is crisp and fresh, delivering full, classic Riesling flavors of tropical fruit and citrus. The acid and the semi-sweetness are perfectly balanced for an excellent mouth feel. This intriguing wine is delightful as an aperitif or served with fruits, cheeses and a variety of light entrees.




FranksWine WENTE 15-pack Sampler Case!
You Get 3 Bottles of Each Wine
for Only $119.99!!
You Save $104.96... That's 47% Off!!!
(With $24 mail-in rebate ~ You pay $143.99 at register)
Order Now!

 

 

 

 

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