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2007 Kenefick Ranch Chris's Cuvee Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon

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June 9, 2024 - $26



90Wine Spectator

Solid and chunky, with lively, rich, focused plum, wild berry and blueberry fruit that's complex and layered, firming midpalate and ending with a finish that highlights the fruit themes.


Kenefick Ranch

Kenefick Ranch was founded in Calistoga by Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick and his children Caitlin and Chris. Thomas Kenefick moved to San Francisco in 1969 to practice neurosurgery and in 1978 he bought the 125-acre of vineyards that became his wine estate. Vineyards were planted mostly to red Bordeaux grapes though Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc also were planted. Only ten percent of the estate’s grapes are used for its own labels. The rest is sourced to Etude, Lewis Cellars, Merryvale, Caymus and several other artisanal producers. Kenefick makes several red Bordeaux blends, a white Rhone-style blend and Sauvignon Blanc.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.