Kelly Family Vineyards - January-February Vol 1 2020

Kelly Family Vineyards



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Winter in the Vineyard Your Epic Adventure Awaits Become a Kelly Family Partner Who Is the Kelly Family? Napa Beats the Pants Off France Why Napa Is Perfect for Cabernet Sauvignon



Why Cabernet Sauvignon? Kelly Family Vineyards specializes in growing, producing, and crafting the very best cabernet sauvignon. We focus our small batches on this exquisite wine not only because it’s one of our favorites, but also because our location in the Dry Creek area of the Oak Knoll District of the Napa Valley means our vines produce some of the most intricate and complex flavors that you can’t recreate anywhere else in the world. Our gold medals prove it! the form of fog. This coverage drops the temperature enough to slow ripening to an optimal speed. BECAUSE I T ’ S ‘ K ING ’ IN THE NAPA VALLEY

But much of the magic is found in the soil of the area. Several types of soil are good for cabernet sauvignon, so long as they have good drainage and low fertility. Low fertility forces the vines into a state of stress earlier in the growing seasons, which prompts them to ripen grapes rather than grow leaves. But what makes our small area of the Napa Valley especially useful for growing cabernet sauvignon grapes is the presence of volcanic soil in the area. It provides an additional earthy, almost dusty taste to the wine, qualities that aren’t commonly grown elsewhere. Kelly Family Vineyards’ cabernet sauvignon is a San Francisco Chronicle double gold winner. Its nose of lavender, vanilla,

blackberries, caramel apple, and smoked bacon make it elegantly feminine. Its well- integrated tannins and silky mouthfeel make way for flavors of blueberries, dark chocolate, cassis, and pink peppercorns underneath, with a prevailing floral layer of roses and key lime blossoms. It’s lengthy and refined finish will leave you excited for your next sip and wondering why you’ve waited so long to indulge in the wonderful cabernet sauvignon.

Cabernet sauvignon grapes are best suited for a warm and sunny climate that doesn’t get too hot. That’s because these types of grapes taste the best when they can ripen slowly. Many locations in California are becoming increasingly hotter and hotter, but Napa Valley’s location protects it from these climatic increases. Being located on the San Pablo Bay causes an induction effect during the night, which delivers more cloud cover come morning, often in

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