Auction 21 | Lot No. 126
Kenefick Ranch Winery
5 cases produced
- Kenefick Ranch's 125-acre 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
- Picked from our best lots of Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is a barrel selection of our best clones
- Aged in 100% new French oak for 24 months and bottle aged for an additional year
For the second time in more than three decades, Kenefick Ranch is releasing a limited case production wine for Premiere Napa Valley. Sourced from small vineyard lots along the Palisade Ridge Range, this Premiere Napa Valley wine is primarily Cabernet Sauvignon based with small percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Inky and concentrated in structure, the wine is indicative of winemaker Kent Jarman's style. Spectacular wines are born of spectacular terrain and terroir. Kenefick Ranch sits on some of the most remarkable land in the Napa Valley – a contiguous 125-acre piece of land in the Calistoga appellation “removed bench” that’s unique in its varied soil profiles (four distinct soil types) and two microclimates. Within this single property are small elevation changes, bookended by two canyons creating alluvial fans on each side, and well-drained volcanic soils in the middle of the estate. As any winemaker will tell you, the wine is made in the vineyard.
- Wine is unfiltered
- Single vineyard wine
- Sustainably produced
Winemaker, Kenefick Ranch Winery
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
Let the vineyard and the wines do the talking. Blending for early approachable wines that have enough structure to cellar for a long time.
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
111 Center Street
Little Rock AR 72201-4405
Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection