Unique Harvest Conditions Create Perfect Wine for Springtime Sipping
NAPA VALLEY, Calif. – (March 10, 2021) – Family-owned and operated Kenefick Ranch today announced the debut of its newest vintage, the 2019 Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, which has already received strong reviews from critics and experts alike. The ideal complement to the vineyard’s esteemed collection of highly rated wines, the 2019 vintage features passion fruit and guava aromas with a zing of lime zest and kaffir lime leaf on the nose, making it a wonderful selection for spring. Available for just $30 per bottle, this distinctive sauvignon blanc embodies the freshness of the season while showcasing the fine craftsmanship for which Kenefick Ranch is known.
“Spring symbolizes new beginnings and ushers in the arrival of beautiful 65-degree sunny days here in California, which is why we chose this season to unveil our new vintage of sauvignon blanc,” Chris Kenefick, vice president of sales for Kenefick Ranch, said. “The 2019 harvest was undoubtedly a unique growing season for Napa Valley.
“While the hang time and perfect temperatures gave us the ideal ripening for the sauvignon blanc, the crops were significantly below average yields making this a truly special vintage. We look forward to hearing stories of our customers sharing new experiences with our wines this spring, enjoying a crisp sip during socially distanced, safe springtime celebrations with their friends and family.”
Rated 90 points by James Suckling, the 2019 Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc lives up to the reputation of its acclaimed 2018 predecessor. This vintage flaunts a crisper grapefruit profile, while showcasing the same signature tangerine and tropical fruit notes characteristic of Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc. Barrel-aged for seven months, subtle touches of oak balance out the tangy acidity of this clean and refreshing wine.
Pairing perfectly with seasonal spring dishes, such as grilled branzino, asparagus risotto or a bright rhubarb crumble, the 2019 Kenefick Ranch Sauvignon Blanc is the ideal accompaniment for springtime menus for upcoming Easter and Mother’s Day brunches. Those interested in purchasing the wine can visit Kenefick Ranch’s online shop at www.KenefickRanch.com/Shop.
For more information on wines and upcoming events, visit www.KenefickRanch.com. Stay up-to-date on the latest news and see a schedule of virtual wine tastings by following Kenefick Ranch on Facebook and Instagram.
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About Kenefick Ranch
Kenefick Ranch is a family-owned vineyard located in Calistoga, CA. The vineyard was founded when Dr. Tom Kenefick, a practicing neurosurgeon in San Francisco, first visited – and fell in love with – the Napa Valley. In 1980, he purchased a 250-acre ranch located in the region’s northernmost American Viticultural Area (AVA) – Calistoga, where half the land is planted with grapevines. In 2002, Dr. Kenefick retired from neurosurgery and Kenefick Ranch began producing and selling its own portfolio of award-winning wines. Today, Kenefick Ranch sells its own label, and 90 percent of its grapes to such prestigious labels as Caymus Vineyards, Cade Estate Winery, Eisele Vineyard, and Nickel + Nickel, and winemakers Thomas Rivers Brown and Heidi Barrett. Kenefick Ranch boasts a dynamic wine club, giving oenophiles and novices alike access to an array of benefits including discounts, first notifications of limited releases, invitations to private events, complimentary tastings, vineyard tours, and incentive savings on shipments and anniversary gifts. For more information or to sign up, visit www.KenefickRanch.com/Wine-Club.
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