2016 Nickel & Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga
2016 Nickel & Nickel Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Calistoga
95 points
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SKU: 003-CKR166

Our first-ever single-vineyard Cabernet from the Calistoga AVA, this debut wine unfolds on the palate with layer after layer of luxurious fruit and spice flavors. Don't miss the 95-point wine The Wine Advocate describes as "full, rich and profound." You can only get it from us. 

Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
October 2-8, 2016
French oak barrels (48% new, 52% once-used)
Alcohol %
Wine Advocate
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
The 2016 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon leads with luxurious dark fruit and spice aromas. Layer after layer of juicy black fruit and wild berry flavors unfold on the palate, accented by notes of warm spice. Big, rich tannins provide structure and will allow this powerful Cabernet to cellar beautifully for many years to come.
Vineyard Notes
Planted on well-drained, alluvial soils at the base of Calistoga's Eastern hills, Kenefick Ranch produces vines of moderate vigor that yield loose clusters with small, concentrated berries. The loamy soil, western exposure and the warmer upper valley climate of this westward-facing vineyard helps us achieve optimal phenolic ripeness. The resulting wines offer a mouthwatering combination of boysenberry and black cherry aromas with fresh fruit flavors that expand and coat the palate, along with density, layers of texture and a juicy finish.
Production Notes
Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch is scented of cedar, cigars, earth and iron ore with wafts of violets, cassis, redcurrants and warm plums. The palate is full, rich and profound, with grainy tannins and an earthy finish. -Lisa Perrotti-Brown