2017 Nickel & Nickel
Kenefick Ranch
Cabernet Sauvignon

Calistoga, Napa Valley


At a Glance

The 2017 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with rich cherry, blueberry and plum fruit flavors. Subtle mineral notes support the fruit, along with a vibrant natural acidity. Supple and round tannins carry through to a luxurious finish, while excellent texture and structure promise a wine that will be enjoyed for many years to come.


Cortina loam from Kenefick Ranch


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Vineyard Notes

Appellation

Calistoga, Napa Valley

Year Planted

1993

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon

Acreage

2 acres

CLONE & ROOTSTOCK

Cabernet Sauvignon See clone on 5C rootstock

TRELLISING

Vertical shoot positioning (VSP)

GEOLOGY

This vineyard is located on rolling hills with well drained and rocky loam. The volcanic bedrock and sediments that comprise the Calistoga AVA allow for reduced green growth and promote deep, concentrated flavors within the berries.

Vineyard
Description

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 consistently 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.

Wine Notes

Appellation

Calistoga, Napa Valley

Harvest Dates

September 22-23, 2017

Varietal

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Skin Contact

11 days

Aging

16 months in French oak

  • 48% new
  • 52% once-used

Release Date

September 2019

First Vintage

2016

Harvest
Notes
Sensory
Notes

The year began with a cold and much-needed wet winter, followed by a mild spring. April showers following budbreak resulted in hearty vine growth that only accelerated with the summer sun. The vineyards enjoyed a brief cooling period in August before a final heat spike over Labor Day weekend. The cool weather that immediately followed gave our fruit additional hang-time on the vine continuing phenolic development.

The 2017 Kenefick Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon is filled with rich cherry, blueberry and plum fruit flavors. Subtle mineral notes support the fruit, along with a vibrant natural acidity. Supple and round tannins carry through to a luxurious finish, while excellent texture and structure promise a wine that will be enjoyed for many years to come.