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2019 Venge Kenefick Ranch Merlot

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery; Consignor is original owner

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94Jeb Dunnuck

...a plump, full-bodied, pleasure-bent beauty with plenty of currant and blackberry-like fruit as well as notes of smoked tobacco, baking spices, and chocolate.

92The Wine Advocate

...charges out of the gate with bold fruitcake, baked black plums and boysenberry preserves notes, plus hints of dark chocolate, licorice and scorched earth. The decadently velvety, full-bodied palate is laden with ripe black fruits, finishing long and spicy.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Calistoga

Calistoga AVA is one of Napa Valley’s newer appellations, having been given appellation status in 2010. It is notable for its volcanic soil, which is unusual in the Napa Valley. Calistoga also experiences the greatest average 24-hour temperature swing of any Napa Valley AVAs, which Calistoga grape growers insist give the grapes time to “cool down” at night, making for better balanced wines. The 1,500 Calistoga vineyard acres are planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Syrah and Petite Sirah, along with smaller amounts of other varietals. Calistoga is at the northern end of Napa Valley, northwest of the Diamond District and St. Helena AVAs. Longtime winemaker Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena, which is located in the Calistoga AVA, proposed the creation of the appellation.


Red Wine, Merlot

The Merlot grape is such a deep blue that it is named for the blackbird. It’s an early ripening grape and one of the primary varietals used In Bordeaux. Merlot is also grown in the "International style," which is harvested later to bring out more tannins and body.