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2014 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: 2.2
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
TA: 5.8 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 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.