Best Cab Franc in Napa by Araujo’s neighbor

Kenefick Ranch Winery has been flying below the radar, but not for much longer. Kenefick Ranch is owned by retired San Francisco neurosurgeon Dr. Thomas P. Kenefick, and his two children Caitlin and Chris Kenefick.  In 1978 Dr. Kenefick acquired 125-acre vineyard property at the foothills of the Palisades Mountains in Calistoga, planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Sauvignon Blanc, Voignier, Marsanne and Grenache Blanc are grown for white wine. Petite Sirah and Syrah complete the portfolio. Ten percent of production is used in Kenefick Ranch wines while the rest of the fruit is sourced out to Etude, Lewis Cellars, Cade-Plumpjack, Merryvale, Caymus and several other small producers.  Kent Jarman, winemaker, also produces the high-scoring Coup de Foudre wines (95 points)

Kenefick Ranch 2008 Cabernet FrancKenefick Ranch 2008 Cabernet Franc – Caitlin’s Select
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This is a Cabernet Franc for Cabernet Sauvignon lovers that don’t have the time or patience to drink cellared wines.  This is a very serious, complex wine with aromas of chocolate, cassis, dry currants, and dark cherries.  On the palate this full bodied wines showcases very intense fruit of ripe cherries, sandalwood, and spicy notes. Full in body this wine is well-rounded and well-balanced with soft, silky tannins that are nicely integrated with the fruit and vanilla nuances.  Long lasting finish.  Only 500 cases produced. Only 10 cases available!!

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