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
The 2017 vintage gave us the opportunity to pick exactly what we wanted at perfect ripeness and ideal hangtime
A 50/50 blend of our finest clone selection on the property from our two best vineyard sites. Clone 15 provides the backbone and structure from the blocks directly behind Dr. Kenefick's home, and Clone 337 is one of the oldest blocks on the property, giving this wine its bold, fruit-driven balance. The 2017 vintage gave us the opportunity to pick exactly what we wanted at perfect ripeness and ideal hangtime.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
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