Wente Vineyards

Southern Hills Livermore Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.8925 ratings
8.526 pro ratings
Livermore Valley, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ainsley Clement

Lack lustre....a generic table wine at best. Young and needs to sit in the bottle a bit longer. Jammy on the palette with raisin undertones.

Lack lustre....a generic table wine at best. Young and needs to sit in the bottle a bit longer. Jammy on the palette with raisin undertones.

Dec 25th, 2019
Martin Bergo

Oak monster (C) warning! Yes it is cab sauvignon and yes it is well made; but no, it is not exciting.

Oak monster (C) warning! Yes it is cab sauvignon and yes it is well made; but no, it is not exciting.

Jul 10th, 2018
Kristin Portwine

Nice and dry for red meat

Nice and dry for red meat

4 people found it helpfulMay 12th, 2013
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.0

Light vanilla dark berries some chocolate.. For 12 bucks a decent wine...

Light vanilla dark berries some chocolate.. For 12 bucks a decent wine...

3 people found it helpfulDec 25th, 2014
Lisa L.

It's a really nice wine. I would buy again.

It's a really nice wine. I would buy again.

3 people found it helpfulDec 30th, 2013
Michael Brewer

Love this wine!!

Love this wine!!

3 people found it helpfulJun 2nd, 2013
Kelly Powers

Black fruits dry Cabernet. Excellent with balsamic sweet and savory dishes. California

Black fruits dry Cabernet. Excellent with balsamic sweet and savory dishes. California

2 people found it helpfulDec 20th, 2013
Roy Goble

Always a decent party wine if you’re on a budget. Couldn’t help but add the 2019 vintage in our backyard - ready to harvest soon!

Always a decent party wine if you’re on a budget. Couldn’t help but add the 2019 vintage in our backyard - ready to harvest soon!

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2019
Josh Phillips

A real punch to the pallet! One of my favorite full bodied budget bottles. Deep blood red with hints of ripe black cherry and plum with a great finish of coffee and spice. Subtle tannins that leave this perfectly paired with rich meat dishes like a ribeye or some hardy lamb or a winter bear stew.

A real punch to the pallet! One of my favorite full bodied budget bottles. Deep blood red with hints of ripe black cherry and plum with a great finish of coffee and spice. Subtle tannins that leave this perfectly paired with rich meat dishes like a ribeye or some hardy lamb or a winter bear stew.

1 person found it helpfulJan 21st, 2017
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, light cloves, leather, earth, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with firm tannins and spices.

A nice Cabernet from Livermore Valley in California. Drinkable by itself, and very enjoyable. A good food wine too. Nicely balanced and interesting, with a nice mouthfeel. I liked it.
Much better than the 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

On the nose, blackberries, blueberries, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth and black pepper.

Medium to full bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, oak, vanilla, light cloves, leather, earth, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in length on the finish, with firm tannins and spices.

A nice Cabernet from Livermore Valley in California. Drinkable by itself, and very enjoyable. A good food wine too. Nicely balanced and interesting, with a nice mouthfeel. I liked it.
Much better than the 2011 vintage.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

1 person found it helpfulJul 24th, 2016