High quality factors such as prime location, vineyard management/hand-tended vines, low yields rigorous fruit selection, a state of the art winery, a competent winemaker with the latest winemaking tools/equipment and the best quality French oak barrels all come at enormous costs. In truth, it is difficult to produce a superlative, knock out bottle of wine every vintage . . . but we try.
At Kenefick Ranch, the wine-making begins in the vineyard and is completed in the cellar – our philosophy places equal emphasis on both. We use native yeasts, hand-crafted techniques and new French Oak integration to produce new world wines with soft tannins and a naturally higher acidity. “Our philosophy is to achieve perfect equilibrium, offering approachability at an early age, but with enough structure to cellar for ten to twenty years,” says winemaker Kent Jarman. Balanced and well-structured, Kenefick Ranch wines deliver, whether you drink them now or later.
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100% Sauvignon Blanc, 100% Estate Grown
Bright red fruits, rhubarb, and baker's chocolate on the nose. Complex notes and firm tannins round this beautiful wine.
Rated 93 pts by Antonio Galloni who called this Cabernet Franc "dark, fleshy, and wonderfully resonant."
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Three varietals that are at the core of the Kenefick Ranch portfolio – 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, 2017 Cabernet Franc Caitlin’s Select, and 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Chris’s Cuvee. Package includes 1 bottle of each of the varietals as well as a private virtual tasting appointment, (expect 45 minutes for the tasting experience).
When you love red and nothing but red, this tasting experience package has three delicious reds for you to enjoy. Containing two bottles each of 2017 Cabernet Franc Caitlin’s Select, 2015 Merlot, 2016 Pickett Road Red as well as a private virtual tasting appointment, (expect 45 minutes for this tasting experience).
The aromatic profile is made up of anise notes, floral essence, honeydew melon, and citrus blossoms. All of this is underlined by a rich grapefruit, white peach presence on the entry. A creamy middle palate supported by a crisp finish. A truly delicious wine from first sip.
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Plum, bright berry notes, and spicy notes form the aromatics. Silky layered tannins, are underlined by blackberry preserve and tamarind.
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. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 8-12 years.
Fine tobacco leaf, baker's chocolate, and a brooding dark fruit profile form an intense nose. Racy acidity and balanced tannin to oak ratios support the jammy and refined fresh berry profile.
93 Points by Antonio Galloni, Vinous
"An unsual blend of Petit Verdot, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc..this is another fabulous wine from Kenefick Ranch. Fresh and vibrant on the palate, with terrific fruit density, the 2016 has so much to offer."
An up and comer on the Kenefick Ranch, the Clone 6 block yields tiny berries and a very small crop. We don't ever sell the fruit and it's used selectively for various blends. Enjoy the underlining balanced 337 clone in this Cab Sauv blend.
"Ripe, silky tannins frame a core of plush dark red fruit, wild flowers, new leather and spice. Ripe and unctuous, but also well-balanced, the 2014 delivers serious intensity and character in an opulent, flamboyant style that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring.” Antonio Galloni of Vinous (95 points)
Enjoyable now but certainly can be cellared for 15+ years.
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.
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