Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2014 Proprietary Red from Oakville is 44% Cabernet Franc, 44% Petit Verdot and 12% Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a fabulous wine and a creative blend from Kenward. With a fabulous nose of forest floor, white flowers, licorice, incense, blackcurrant and blueberry fruit, this deep, sumptuous, full-bodied wine has fabulous intensity, low acidity and finely grained, integrated tannins. There is not much of it, but it is a beauty. It can be drunk now or cellared for another two decades.Drink Dates: 2016 - 2036Author: Robert ParkerIssue: 227
James Suckling | Rating: 96A red with walnuts, cocoa, currants and spices. Medium-to full-bodied, very intense and linear. Lovely length and beauty. Such finesse. 44% petit verdot (Vine Hill), 44% cabernet franc (To Kolan) and 12% cabernet franc (To Kolan). So right now but will be glorious with bottle age.Author: James SucklingIssue: Friday, May 5, 2017
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 31 bottles owned
- 11 collectors