Wente The Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon, Prime Livermore Valley, Napa Valley and Arroyo Seco Estate vineyards were selected for the Nth Degree program because of their consistent production of exceptional fruit. The vineyards were “ultra-farmed”; every vine receives at least fifteen passes by hand - to pruning, leaf pulling, removing shoots, and thinning clusters, in an effort to ensure that the grape clusters remaining at harvest are of the highest quality. The grapes were harvested in the early morning into half ton bins and handpicked, sorted, and crushed into small stainless steel fermenters.
Wente The Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon fermentation took place in upright stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily.
Wente The Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon was aged for 22 months in French, Eastern European and neutral oak barrels. For the first 14 months, the individual components were aged separately. Then they were blended and rebarreled together to age the final eight months.
Wente The Nth Degree Cabernet Sauvignon, 2010