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Keenan Cab Franc Spring Mnt 2004

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2004 Robert Keenan Cabernet Franc"A limited production cuvee, the 2004 Cabernet Franc, from the Spring Mountain estate vineyard, exhibits a lovely floral, blueberry, and raspberry-scented perfume, medium body, superb intensity, and a light, ethereal character. It is an uplifted, beautiful effort that shows what Cabernet Franc can achieve in the hands of a conscientious grower and superb winemaking. Drink it over the next decade. Michael Keenan has been pushing the quality of these offerings to exciting levels over the last several vintages, and this Spring Mountain winery is poised to garner more and more accolades from consumers for their impeccably made wines." 94ptsRPThis is a california wine

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Robert Keenan Winery:
High in the Mayacamas Range, at an elevation of 1,700 feet above the Napa Valley floor, are Spring Mountain and the Robert Keenan Winery and vineyards. This area was first identified as prime vineyard land by Peter Conradi in the late 19th century when he planted 100 acres of terraced vineyard in Zinfandel and Syrah grapes. The Conradi Winery operated until Prohibition when the vineyards and... Read more
High in the Mayacamas Range, at an elevation of 1,700 feet above the Napa Valley floor, are Spring Mountain and the Robert Keenan Winery and vineyards. This area was first identified as prime vineyard land by Peter Conradi in the late 19th century when he planted 100 acres of terraced vineyard in Zinfandel and Syrah grapes. The Conradi Winery operated until Prohibition when the vineyards and winery fell out of use. In 1974, Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres of forest on the defunct Conradi Winery site. No vines remained. Only the crumbling walls of the former winery and a few old broken tanks told of its history, but Robert was certain the mountain top vineyards would be perfect for an estate winery. He replaced tree stumps and rocks with rows of Cabernet and Chardonnay, hired an engineer to redesign the original winery structure, and brought in a contractor to begin construction. The winery was made operational just in time for the harvest of 1977. From that time on, Keenan has earned a great reputation for producing wines of intense character and renowned acclaim. Read less

External Reviews for Keenan Cab Franc Spring Mnt

External Review
Source: WineExpress.com
10/15/2009

A very unique and delicious wine. Cabernet Franc is the primary grape found in top Bordeaux Chateaux Cheval Blanc and Le Dome. This Napa Valley version is rich and intense. Robert Parker scored it 94 points and said "A limited production cuvee, the 2004 Cabernet Franc, from the Spring Mountain estate vineyard, exhibits a lovely floral, blueberry, and raspberry-scented perfume, medium body, superb intensity, and a light, ethereal character. It is an uplifted, beautiful effort that shows what Cabernet Franc can achieve in the hands of a conscientious grower and superb winemaking. Drink it over the next decade." Extremely Limited. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount. Not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Advocate



2004 Robert Keenan Cabernet Franc"A limited production cuvee, the 2004 Cabernet Franc, from the Spring Mountain estate vineyard, exhibits a lovely floral, blueberry, and raspberry-scented perfume, medium body, superb intensity, and a light, ethereal character. It is an uplifted, beautiful effort that shows what Cabernet Franc can achieve in the hands of a conscientious grower and superb winemaking. Drink it over the next decade. Michael Keenan has been pushing the quality of these offerings to exciting levels over the last several vintages, and this Spring Mountain winery is poised to garner more and more accolades from consumers for their impeccably made wines." 94ptsRPThis is a california wine

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