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2015 Kenefick Founder's Reserve
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: 2.3
Average Brix: 27.6
Hand Harvested: 8/24/15 – 9/8/15
Wood: 80% New French Oak, 20% Neutral French Oak, Flashed in 10% New Oak for 2 Months Before Bottling
Coopers: Taransaud, Orion
Bottled: January 15, 2017
Barrel Aged: 24 months
Bottle Aged: 12 months
TA: 5.4 g/L
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 red fruits and racy acidity define the highlights of the Founder's. With well integrated oak nuances of creme brulee and vanilla spices. This wine is very approachable now, but will age gracefully.