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Keenan Napa Merlot Spring Mountain 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"The Keenan Merlot exhibit smooth, fine tannins and distinct fruitiness prized by enthusiasts of these 100% varietal wines. Whether you’re a fan of our unique Spring Mountain Estate ‘Mailbox’ Merlot, our Napa Valley Merlot, or our lovely Carneros Merlot, each offers the distinguishing hints of violets and earthy spiciness unique to the Merlot grape and are exceptionally rich and deeply flavored. Well-suited to lighter foods that won't overwhelm the flavors of the wine, we like tomato-based Italian fare like pizza and pastas with a rich sauce, grilled veggies, or roast chicken." -Winery

Region: USA » California » Napa » Spring Mountain

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  • 2011

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Color: Red
Varietal: Merlot
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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

"The Keenan Merlot exhibit smooth, fine tannins and distinct fruitiness prized by enthusiasts of these 100% varietal wines. Whether you’re a fan of our unique Spring Mountain Estate ‘Mailbox’ Merlot, our Napa Valley Merlot, or our lovely Carneros Merlot, each offers the distinguishing hints of violets and earthy spiciness unique to the Merlot grape and are exceptionally rich and deeply flavored. Well-suited to lighter foods that won't overwhelm the flavors of the wine, we like tomato-based Italian fare like pizza and pastas with a rich sauce, grilled veggies, or roast chicken." -Winery

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