Kenefick Ranch 2014 Napa Valley Merlot
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Rated 90 Points from Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate.
Pluot, cherry anise and fine cocoa are exhibited on the aromatic profile. Bright red fruit and boysenberry preserves are underlined by a clean crème brulée middle. The finish is extended with very soft tannins accented with new French oak. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 8-12 years.
Region: 100% Estate Grown in the Calistoga AVA of the Napa Valley
Volume: 350 Cases
Composition: 85% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc
Average Tons/Acre: 2.9
Average Brix: 27.4
Hand Harvested: 9/3/14
Wood: 65% New French Oak, 35% Neutral French Oak
Coopers: Taransaud, Sylvain, Orion, Trueil
Fermentation: 4 Day Cold Soak, 14 Day Fermentationat 87°F
Twice Daily Pump-overs Until Below 1 Brix
Delistage Process Twice During Fermentation
Bottled: June 8, 2016
Barrel Aged: 18 months
Bottle Aged: 2 years
TA: 5.8 g/L
RS: 0.6 g/L