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2013 Kenefick Founder's Reserve
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Wine Advocate

2013 Kenefick Founder's Reserve

“A gorgeous effort and a great blend, this wine is supple even with all that Petit Verdot in it. It seems to me Kenefick is doing some special things. This wine, which comes entirely from their estate, looks to be a 15 to 25 year bottle of wine. Loads of blue and black fruits, charcoal embers, barbecue spice, earth and some subtle background oak are all present in this multidimensional, blockbuster wine. Drink it over the next 25 years.” 95 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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

Volume: 75 Cases

Composition: 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 24% Petit Verdot, 21% Merlot, 15% Malbec, 12% Cabernet Franc

Average Tons/Acre: 2.2

Average Brix: 28.0

Hand Harvested: 9/20/13 – 10/2/13

Wood: 80% New French Oak, 20% Neutral French Oak, Flashed in 10% New Oak for 2 Months Before Bottling

Coopers: Taransaud, Orion

Bottled: December 15, 2015

Barrel Aged: 24 months

Bottle Aged: 12 months

pH: 3.77

TA: 6.0 g/L

ALC%: 15.2

Winemaker Notes:

A blend of the five essential "Bordeaux" varietals from 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. Bright cherry, baker’s chocolate and cassis leap out of the glass to form the aromatic profile. The palate consists of fresh berries, underlined by custard and fresh vanilla bean. Velvety rounded tannins are finely integrated to extend the finish. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 15-25 years.