On the nose nuances of Kaffir Lime zest and anise. The palate consists of orange blossom, lemon meringue filling and a crisp finish underlined by a well-balanced structure and mouthfeel.
The 2015 vintage yielded an extremely small crop that packed a big punch. Delicate tangerine oil, blossoms, and vanilla bean make up the aromatics. Copious amounts of tropical fruit greet the entry, the mid-palate shows hints of fresh cream, and a lingering textural finish provided by the neutral wood fermentation.
Tropical notes of mango, passion fruit and lemon peel in the aromatic complex. A copious amount of ripe melon and subtle grapefruit arrive with the entry followed by a creamy textured middle palate. The finish is crisp, clean, well balanced with citrus and vanilla nuances.
Lychee fruit, citrus peel, and Lemon curd make up the aromatic profile, while bright yuzu citrus notes are underlined by a weighty fresh cream middle palate. Hints of vanilla and key lime essence provide the finsh.
Strawberry notes, hints of crème brulet and citrus on the nose. Fresh berry jam and cream form the palate. Firm acidity extends the finish on this refreshing Summer wine.
Savory notes covered in lush cherry and plum jump out of the glass as the aromatic makeup of this Syrah. Bold tannins, but well-rounded and integrated, lift up the copious jammy, rich fresh berry notes of a well textured middle palate to the finish.
We treat this Petite Sirah in a gentle manner during fermentation to allow the heavy tannin profile to integrate properly. Aromatics of dark cherry, plum and spice are enveloped in a rich, fresh berry profile. Copious velvet tannins let this wine finish very long. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 10-15 years.
Spicy notes of cedar, on top of jammy raspberry and plum nuances form the aromatic profile. Silky tannins, copious fresh berries and hints of vanilla bean make up the palate. Drink now and will cellar well for the next 8-12 years.
Crushed Maraschino cherry, fine tobacco leaf and vanilla bean in the aromatic complex. Abundant ripe fruit greets you on the entry, and the palate illustrates dark cherry gastrique, ripe berries, settling into integrated hints of oak, smooth tannin and graham cracker on the finish. This is a very approachable Merlot that will drink well now, and can hold up to some extended cellaring.
Notes of dark cherry, underlining baker’s chocolate and strong currant notes greet the nose out of the glass. Raspberry preserve, custard and creamy notes are supported by a well rounded tannin profile and finished by integrated red cherry notes mingling with the French Oak spicy notes.
Bright briary fruit nuance, dried cherry notes and baker’s chocolate greet the nose. Softly rounded tannins, underlined by cassis, and hints of crème brûlée. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 10-15 years.
Notes of fresh cassis, currants, and dark chocolate make up the aromatic profile. This is underlined by fresh blueberry notes, and a crème brûlé middle palate. The extended finish is well integrated between natural grape and soft oak tannin.
Black fruit, fresh vanilla bean, tobacco leaf on the nose. Bright acidity that lifts the fresh fruit nuances on the palate, integrating well with the large yet ripe tannin profile. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 15-25 years.
2012 Kenefick Ranch Doctor’s Cuvée – SOLD OUT
Picked from our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is a barrel selection of our best 3 clones (cl. 169, cl. 15, and cl. 337). Three of the best barrels are selected, blended and then flashed in a small amount of new French Oak to add texture and length. Aromatically, the 2012 DC shows elements of blueberry, fine dark chocolate and tobacco leaf. The palate is superbly integrated between silk tannins, and the fresh berry fruit profile on the middle and entry portion of the palate profile. Fine oak nuances, spice and elements of currants provide the extended finish.
A blend of the five essential “Bordeaux” varietals off of the Kenefick estate, this is the culmination of how the diverse profiles between varietal, soils, and microclimate can come together to create a stunning wine. Aromatically, the 2012 Founder’s Reserve jumps out of the glass with notes of cherry, fresh currants, plum and fresh vanilla. This is underlined by plush ripe berries on the entry, a balanced, crème brulee middle, finished by fine tannins and dark cherry that is very extended.