Kenefick Ranch 2014 Chris's Cuvée Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


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“Rich and chocolaty, with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, this is pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls sort of Cabernet, with no hard edges, velvety tannins, and a remarkable opulence and voluptuous texture. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.” 93 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

Winemaking Notes:

Fine tobacco leaf, vanilla spices are underlined by hints of blackberry gastrique on the nose. Fresh blueberry and dark vine fruit on the entry are engulfed by firm yet rounded tannins. The wine finishes beautifully, extended by the new French oak profile. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 15-25 years.

Region: 100% Estate Grown in the Calistoga AVA of Napa Valley

Volume: 1000 cases

Composition: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Petit Verdot, 7.5% Merlot

Average Tons/Acre: 2.2

Average Brix: 27.8

Hand Harvested: October 6, 2014 – October 12, 2014

Fermentation:  4 Day Cold Soak, 14 Day Fermentation at 88°F, Twice Daily Aerated Pump-overs Until Below 1 Brix, Delistage Process Three Times During Fermentation

Wood:   75% New French Oak, 25% Neutral French Oak

Coopers: Taransaud, Leroi, Sylvain, Orion, Trueil

Barrel Aged: 18 months

Bottled: June 10, 2015

Bottle Aged: 12 months

pH: 3.84

TA: 5.7 g/L

RS: 0.2 g/L

ALC %: 14.9



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