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Keenan Zinfandel Napa Valley 2010

Member Review by EMark:

Keenan winery is located on Spring Mountain--due west of St. Helena on the Napa Valley floor. It is, pretty much on a line between two of the best know AVAs for Zinfandel--Dry Creek Valley and Lodi. This wine is like a 50/50 blend of Zinfandel from DCV and Lodi. You get berry fruit, but nothing like the jammy stuff I seem to get a lot from Lodi. It is not as stark and tannic as a DCV Zin. It certainly can be aged, but there is certainly nothing wrong with this one, today. US$30.40 from the Winery's Club last November.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Zinfandel
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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

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Snooth User: EMark
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04/14/2014

Keenan winery is located on Spring Mountain--due west of St. Helena on the Napa Valley floor. It is, pretty much on a line between two of the best know AVAs for Zinfandel--Dry Creek Valley and Lodi. This wine is like a 50/50 blend of Zinfandel from DCV and Lodi. You get berry fruit, but nothing like the jammy stuff I seem to get a lot from Lodi. It is not as stark and tannic as a DCV Zin. It certainly can be aged, but there is certainly nothing wrong with this one, today. US$30.40 from the Winery's Club last November.




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