Quivet Cellars

Kenefick Ranch Syrah

9.232 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Syrah
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep ruby red with a purplish hue. Less fruit than prior tasting. Lots of black olives on the nose with a touch of caramel, followed up by roasted meats and purple flowers. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) yet rounded with a full body. Layered palate with a good amount of oak influence. A bit smoky with olives, blackberries, spices and a some more juicy black fruits as it aged with dark spice undertones. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2025.

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Deep ruby red with a purplish hue. Less fruit than prior tasting. Lots of black olives on the nose with a touch of caramel, followed up by roasted meats and purple flowers. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) yet rounded with a full body. Layered palate with a good amount of oak influence. A bit smoky with olives, blackberries, spices and a some more juicy black fruits as it aged with dark spice undertones. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2025.

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Oct 4th, 2017
Paul Mason

A baby way too young. Give it 2+ years.

A baby way too young. Give it 2+ years.

1 person found it helpfulJul 12th, 2015
Paul Mason

Whole cluster, young but amazing.

Whole cluster, young but amazing.

Jul 25th, 2015
Brandon Thurber

My Quivet syrahs don’t usually make it long enough to have this kind of bottle age, but I may need to hold a few back going forward. Tremendous effort here and an easy 3-5 years ahead of it.

My Quivet syrahs don’t usually make it long enough to have this kind of bottle age, but I may need to hold a few back going forward. Tremendous effort here and an easy 3-5 years ahead of it.

Mar 10th, 2019
Jake Rubash

Delicious!

Delicious!

Oct 4th, 2017
Paul Shapazian

Want to try again in a year or two, tasting good already!

Want to try again in a year or two, tasting good already!

Nov 24th, 2016
Jake Rubash

Something was definitely off with the first bottle last night. We did finish it off though. Followed it up by PnPing the same wine which was a much better experience. Much more expressive and complex.

Something was definitely off with the first bottle last night. We did finish it off though. Followed it up by PnPing the same wine which was a much better experience. Much more expressive and complex.

Aug 13th, 2016
Jean-Francois Pelletier

Very deep color, with a purple rim. Intense nose of blackberries, spice, black pepper and roasted meat. Same profile on the palate, with additional herbal component (Rosemary?). Very smooth body, with good tannins and long finish. Another great effort by Mike Smith. Drinks great now but could age further.

Very deep color, with a purple rim. Intense nose of blackberries, spice, black pepper and roasted meat. Same profile on the palate, with additional herbal component (Rosemary?). Very smooth body, with good tannins and long finish. Another great effort by Mike Smith. Drinks great now but could age further.

Aug 1st, 2016
Jake Rubash

Probably needed more air but we were on a roll! @Mike Smith is the man. Wish our entire cellar was full of his wine!

Probably needed more air but we were on a roll! @Mike Smith is the man. Wish our entire cellar was full of his wine!

Jul 21st, 2016
Jake Rubash

Delicious! Glad to have a couple more

Delicious! Glad to have a couple more

Jul 1st, 2016