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2014 Kenefick Founder's Reserve
Wine Specs
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Blend
Appellation
Calistoga
Alcohol %
15.2
Wine Advocate
95

2014 Kenefick Founder's Reserve

New Release!

"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.

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SKU: KRFR14

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: 28.6

Hand Harvested: 9/12/14 – 10/5/14

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, 2016

Barrel Aged: 24 months

Bottle Aged: 12 months

pH: 3.82

TA: 5.8 g/L

ALC%: 15.4

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.