Robert Keenan Cab Reserve 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

"2008 is our 10th consecutive vintage of Mernet, our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each blend has been half Merlot and half Cabernet, but no two wines have had the same two vineyard combinations. This year the blend is equally split between the Mailbox vineyard and the estate Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337. The resulting wine is a seamless blend of two varietals with an emphasis on high toned sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure to allow for indefinite aging." -Winery

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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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External Reviews for Robert Keenan Cab Reserve

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/06/2012

(blended with 20% cabernet franc): Good full ruby-red. High-pitched aromas of cassis, chocolate, spices and violet. Densely packed and intense but tightly wound, with a light touch to the dark berry and licorice flavors. Broader and more tactile ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
06/29/2012

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain 750ml



"2008 is our 10th consecutive vintage of Mernet, our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Each blend has been half Merlot and half Cabernet, but no two wines have had the same two vineyard combinations. This year the blend is equally split between the Mailbox vineyard and the estate Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337. The resulting wine is a seamless blend of two varietals with an emphasis on high toned sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure to allow for indefinite aging." -Winery

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