Kenefick Ranch Chris's Cuvée Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
Fine tobacco leaf, vanilla spices are underlined by hints of blackberry gastrique on the nose. Fresh blueberry and dark vine fruit on the entry are engulfed by firm yet rounded tannins. The wine finishes beautifully, extended by the new French oak profile. Good to drink now and will cellar well for the next 15-25 years.
Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Chris's Cuvée is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest equal parts Petit Verdot and Merlot. Rich and chocolaty, with plenty of blackberry and cassis fruit, this is pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-walls sort of Cabernet, with no hard edges, velvety tannins, and a remarkable opulence and voluptuous texture. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.
Wine SpectatorCombines a mix of rustic, chewy, gravel-laced Cabernet fruit with a sense of elegance and refinement. Time should work to this wine's benefit. Drink now through 2031. 1,000 cases made.