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Keenan Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain Estate 2009

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This wine was produced exclusively from grapes grown on the Keenan Estate located in Napa Valley's Spring Mountain District--from Keenan's highest elevation vineyard (approx. 2000 feet), aptly named the 'Upper Bowl.' The wine aged in French and American oak barrels for twenty months. Cabernet Franc is simply not supposed to be this delicious. Enjoy now or decades from now.

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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 Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain Estate

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/03/2013

Tobacco, flowers and new leather are some of the notes that emerge from Keenan's 2009 Cabernet Franc. Open, radiant and expressive, the 2009 impresses with its mid-palate pliancy and juicy, resonant finish. Stylistically, the 2009 is more about place... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Franc wine from California in USA. 2009 Keenan, Robert Cabernet Franc 750ml



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This wine was produced exclusively from grapes grown on the Keenan Estate located in Napa Valley's Spring Mountain District--from Keenan's highest elevation vineyard (approx. 2000 feet), aptly named the 'Upper Bowl.' The wine aged in French and American oak barrels for twenty months. Cabernet Franc is simply not supposed to be this delicious. Enjoy now or decades from now.

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