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Keenan Winery - The Best Winery in Napa Valley

Posted by gregorymboelter, Dec 31, 2017.

The history of Keenan Winery started over 40 years ago. It is located high above the lovely Napa Valley, at the top of the Spring Mountain District. Bought by Robert Keenan in 1974, the estate is historic, once housing another winery before it fell into shambles after Prohibition. Keenan restored the historic stone winery for visitors to appreciate & now has been producing wine from the replanted vineyards since 1977. Keenan Winery is known for their small amounts of intensely concentrated Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Zinfandel. Robert Parker Jr has on numerous occasions rated the wines between 90 and 97 points. The Robert Keenan Winery is committed to quality, and it shows through every bottle of their wine, right down to the Portuguese cork. The 48-acre vineyard, and winery is solar powered and sustainably farmed, showing an environmental awareness in their winemaking. There is a beautiful picnic area for guests to enjoy the scenery of the Napa Valley vineyard, and valley spanning far below.


Reply by dvogler, Dec 31, 2017.

Public Service Announcement?

The "best" winery in Napa.  That's quite a bold declaration.  Can you tell me if this is your opinion, or can you provide some substantive facts to support the claim?  We know you've been posting notices like this regularly and go largely ignored.

Hendry is the best winery in Napa.

Reply by rckr1951, Dec 31, 2017.

DV - Don't waste your breath - they post and go.

Reply by EMark, Jan 1, 2018.

Here's the unfortunate thing.  Keenan is, in fact, a very good winery.  Personally, I enjoy their Cabernet Sauvignons, Merlots and Chardonnays very much.  I welcome their participation, here.  The above post is, really, quite interesting to me.  However, the title is, at least, hyperbolic and can easily be described as objectionable.  The concept of a "Best Winery in Napa Valley" is laughable.

Tell us specifics about Keenan wines.  Tell us about the current growing season.  I'm OK with that kind of stuff.

Reply by William Djubin, Jan 13, 2018.

Interestingly I have Keenan Estate Spring Mountain 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon @ my current venue's cellar.

I do focus on 2013 now Vs.  other vintages of available Napa Cab's.

Keenan may be worth a search, I am also looking at Cornerstone Cellars Sonoma. -as contenders for best new California Cabernet. - I tip my Hat to Sonoma for the Energy.!

Reply by William Djubin, Jan 13, 2018. should invest in Internet security. & a web-master. 

Reply by JonDerry, Jan 13, 2018.

William, make sure not to sleep on 2014, and 2010 for that matter in Napa Cabs. They are top notch.

Reply by William Djubin, Jan 14, 2018.

-for me right now.

2010 was amazing, 2012 even better and 2013 best of show. 2013 is pouring best now... ....

of the 3. Vs. Napa and Sonoma available for me. Including Spottswoode 2013. 

uncertain about 2014. Not my focus yet.




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