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Kenefick Ranch Merlot Calistoga Napa Valley, 2016

Cal Napa

Producer

Kenefick Ranch

Grape Variety

Merlot

Spice, incense, menthol, forest fruits and blackberries are all present and lead to a smooth yet structured wine. In the mouth, cherry and raspberry fruits show through mid-palate, with a grainy texture and more smoky dark fruits lingering on the finish. Merlot was blended with 12% Petit Verdot. Grapes picked by hand and sorted underwent a cold soak for four days before fermentation. The fermenting must was pumped over twice a day and a rack-and-return process was practiced twice during fermentation. It was matured in French oak barrels from Taransaud, Sylvain, Orion and Treuil coopers for 18 months and bottled on June 11, 2018.

Case of 6 bottles

Red
Medium oak
Great
Lot: 1493 750 ml
2020-2026
M7 D8
18°C
Blackberry, raspberry, tar Spice, incense, forest fruits, menthol
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