2017 Venge Vineyards Merlot Kenefick Ranch


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Calistoga
Drink between 2021 - 2030 (Edit)
CT90.3 4 reviews
Label borrowed from 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 4

  • jenmermaidia Likes this wine: 89 points

    March 5, 2020 - Decanter staining deep purple in color. On day one a bit of a funky aroma, ripe plummy fruits, and a slight bitterness on the finish. Didn’t really like it on day 1. But tried again on day 2 and all the weird off-notes disappeared. This is a decent and enjoyable Merlot. Challenging my thinking that the ‘17s should be consumed early and won’t get better. The jury is still out but this one benefited from the extra air time.

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  • Wine G Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 28, 2020 - I Only have good things to say about this wine. Be forewarned , not for the faint of heart, this is full , rich massive fruit, and about 15%. Blue and Dark berries and cassis on the nose. Full body on the palate with a long finish. But there is a balance, it’s not too much.

    Most impressive detail about this note , is this is the 5th day the bottle has been open. So clearly this wine has a fairly long life Ahead. Can definitely use a decant or some air time after opening.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • Dsmith8942 wrote:

    January 12, 2020 - I loved this Merlot!!

  • Susann61 Likes this wine: 90 points

    January 8, 2020 - Nice merlot

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2017
  • Type Red
  • Producer Venge Vineyards
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Kenefick Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Calistoga

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 350 (92%)
  • Consumed 29 (8%)

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