We’ve just tasted Kenefick Ranch and Winery’s 2017 Pickett Road Red and 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon from their Signature Collection and can happily pronounce them excellent. Perfect for holiday drinking now and well ionto the future.
Kenefick Ranch is located in Calistoga, a family-owned and operated vineyard, established by the late Dr. Tom Kenefick. They have produced grapes for premier labels including Caymus Vineyards, Cade Estate Winery, Eisele Vineyard, and Nickel + Nickel. for nearly 25 years. In 2002, Kenefick Ranch began producing its own prestigious label of wines and continues to add to their award-winning portfolio.
The 2018 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Chris’s Cuvée, is an exquisite blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Heavier crop loads and a very cool growing season have allowed for ideal extended hanging time for the grapes, and the perfect fall weather resulted in a ripeness of grapes throughout the valley of the ranch. Aged 18 months and bottled for 12 months, this rich cuvée will cellar for the next 15-25 years and pair well with heavier red meats, like steak or lamb, and cheeses such as aged cheddar or gouda.
In addition to the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Kenefick Ranch’s 2017 Pickett Road Red reveals elements of fresh berry preserve, spicy French oak, fresh cream and notes of vanilla bean. Intense but fine tannins underline tamarind and tart boysenberry with an extensive finish that pairs well with beef, lamb or heartily seasoned chicken. This vintage will age beautifully and can be enjoyed now or cellar for the next 15-25 years.
To purchase individual the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, visit Kenefick Ranch’s online shop at www.KenefickRanch.com/Shop. Stay up-to-date on the latest news and release of the 2017 Pickett Road Red by following Kenefick Ranch on Facebook and Instagram.
Kenefick Ranch is a family-owned vineyard located in Calistoga, CA. The vineyard was founded when the late Dr. Tom Kenefick, a practicing neurosurgeon in San Francisco, first visited – and fell in love with – the Napa Valley. In 1980, he purchased a 250-acre ranch located in the region’s northernmost American Viticultural Area (AVA) – Calistoga, where half the land is planted with grapevines. In 2002, Dr. Kenefick retired from neurosurgery and Kenefick Ranch began producing and selling its own portfolio of award-winning wines. Today, Kenefick Ranch sells its own label, and 90 percent of its grapes to such prestigious labels as Caymus Vineyards, Cade Estate Winery, Eisele Vineyard, and Nickel + Nickel, and winemakers Thomas Rivers Brown and Heidi Barrett. Kenefick Ranch boasts a dynamic wine club, giving oenophiles and novices alike access to an array of benefits including discounts, first notifications of limited releases, invitations to private events, complimentary tastings, vineyard tours, and incentive savings on shipments and anniversary gifts. For more information or to sign up, visit www.KenefickRanch.com/Wine-Club.
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