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Keenan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain 2004

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Notes on the Keenan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain 2004 : NVWE NOTES: There is brooding power in the nose of this clasically-styled mountain Cabernet. The aromas are a sweet-natured, intense and darkly ripe melange of almost syrupy blackberry and Black cherry, married to toffee, mocha and vanilla, over deep earthy-minerally underpinnings. On the palate, things are much the same, as the body is heavy and the tannins are significant, yet the fruit has spectacular intensity and persistence, and if the tannic grip is more clearly evident at the finish, it still never eclipses the wines deeply-etched fruit. Serve this one now, with a grand beef roast, or cellar it and watch it get better for the next five to twelve years. 450 cases produced.KEENAN RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY SPRING MOUNTAIN 2004

Region: USA » California » Napa » Spring Mountain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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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

Notes on the Keenan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Spring Mountain 2004 : NVWE NOTES: There is brooding power in the nose of this clasically-styled mountain Cabernet. The aromas are a sweet-natured, intense and darkly ripe melange of almost syrupy blackberry and Black cherry, married to toffee, mocha and vanilla, over deep earthy-minerally underpinnings. On the palate, things are much the same, as the body is heavy and the tannins are significant, yet the fruit has spectacular intensity and persistence, and if the tannic grip is more clearly evident at the finish, it still never eclipses the wines deeply-etched fruit. Serve this one now, with a grand beef roast, or cellar it and watch it get better for the next five to twelve years. 450 cases produced.KEENAN RESERVE CABERNET SAUVIGNON NAPA VALLEY SPRING MOUNTAIN 2004

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