Kenefick Ranch Winery

2014 Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

2016 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 20 | Lot No. 118
Vintage

2014

Kenefick Ranch Winery

Cabernet Sauvignon
Calistoga

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • Kenefick Ranch’s vineyard sits squarely on the east side of the Calistoga nested appellation
  • Almost completely of volcanic origin, these rocky loam soils are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon
  • This area has the most extreme diurnal swing in Napa Valley, providing highly balanced fruit
  • 2013 gave us the opportunity to pick exactly what we wanted at perfect ripeness and ideal hangtime

This rare expression of Napa Valley winemaking is one of only 60 bottles that will ever be made. Think of it as a bit of Napa Valley history in your cellar and celebrated in a glass with friends and family. Kenefick Ranch’s vineyard sits on the east side of the Calistoga nested appellation. Almost completely of volcanic origin, these soils are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon. This area has the most extreme diurnal swing in Napa Valley, providing highly balanced fruit and the 2014 harvest provided the opportunity to pick at perfect ripeness. On the palate, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in 100% new French oak displays warm notes of oak and fresh berries that lead into a beautiful finish with balanced tannins. This gracious Cabernet Sauvignon should continue to age gracefully for another 10 years, but it is awfully good now.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced

Kent Jarman

Winemaker, Kenefick Ranch Winery

Winemaker, Kent Jarman

I worked at Duckhorn for five years before becoming winemaker at Kenefick. I am currently the winemaker for Coup de Foudre, along with Kenefick Ranch.

Country born: United States

Education: U.C. Davis Vit and Enology Degree
J Wine Co. and Spring Mountain Internships

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Let the vineyard and the wines do the talking. Blending for early approachable wines that have enough structure to cellar for a long time.

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