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2014 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Franc, Caitlin's Select Image
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2014 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Franc, Caitlin's Select

“It is a beautiful rendition of Cabernet Franc, with dark, brooding blueberry and blackberry fruit, some forest floor and floral notes, a dense purple color, and soft, silky tannins. medium to full-bodied, this is big, juicy, complex style of wine that surprised me by its richness and intensity. It spent 18 months in new French oak and was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Drink it over the next 12-15 years.” 93 Points Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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

Volume: 400 Cases

Composition: 80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon

Average Tons/Acre: 2.9

Average Brix: 28.2

Hand Harvested: 10/6/14

Wood: 65% New French Oak, 35% Neutral French Oak

Coopers: Taransaud, Sylvain, Orion, Trueil

Fermentation: 3 Day Cold Soak, 14 Day Fermentation, Twice Daily Pump-overs Until Below 1 Brix, Delistage Process Twice During Fermentation

Bottled: June 10, 2016

Barrel Aged: 18 months

Bottle Aged: 2 years

pH: 3.87

TA: 5.2 g/L

RA: 0.6 g/L

ALC%: 15.2

Winemaker Notes:

Baker’s chocolate, fine tobacco leaf, and dark cherry notes make up the aromatic profile. Finely rounded tannins carry fresh red berries, dried cranberry, and an undercurrent of spice. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 15-25 years.