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Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

The nose is a little reticent with lightly minty and chocolate accents to the blackberry fruit. There’s a little persimmon on the nose as well as some fresh sawdusty wood tones. Nicely structured on entry with some nice fleshy black fruits right up front accented by slightly smoky, slightly pencil lead notes that add complexity to the mid-palate without dominating the fruit. There’s a slightly peppery edge to this on the palate and that help drive the finish that is a touch drying and shows more wood tannin. Nice and firm with good fruit in a rich, polished if rugged style. Finishes a bit short. 89pts

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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

Editorial Reviews for Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065231,032
4.00 5
12/23/2010

The nose is a little reticent with lightly minty and chocolate accents to the blackberry fruit. There’s a little persimmon on the nose as well as some fresh sawdusty wood tones. Nicely structured on entry with some nice fleshy black fruits right up front accented by slightly smoky, slightly pencil lead notes that add complexity to the mid-palate without dominating the fruit. There’s a slightly peppery edge to this on the palate and that help drive the finish that is a touch drying and shows more wood tannin. Nice and firm with good fruit in a rich, polished if rugged style. Finishes a bit short. 89pts



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