Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005

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2005 marks the 29th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 5th consecutive vintage of “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon. The five new Cabernet Sauvignon clones that were replanted as bench grafts in the spring of ’98 are now showing their individual characteristics. A combination of two of the five clones was chosen for this 100% Spring Mountain District cuvee of 450 cases. Clone 7 (75%) from our “Upper Bowl” provides the tremendously rich fruit in this wine, and clone 337 (25%) provides just enough depth and rich, earthy complexity to perfect the blend. Enjoy now or years from now.

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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

Member Reviews for Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

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Snooth User: EMark
8478046,112
4.00 5
07/20/2013

Very pretty plum color in the glass. A lot happening on the nose--berry, anise, menthol. Honest to gosh my first tongue sensation was bubble gum. Thankfully that dissipated quickly. I do still get some of those herbal things that were detected in the nose. A quite sturdy wine--from nice tannin and acid. A very good wine. $73.00 from the winery in St. Helena in 2009.


Snooth User: andrewjkeller
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3.50 5
01/30/2010

its a bold cab with a lot of alcohol. seems like you could pair it with some strong flavors and it would hold its own.


External Reviews for Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/29/2009

Another stylish offering is the 2005 Mernet Reserve, a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot (350 cases). It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to an attractive bouquet of white chocolate, licorice, and sweet blueberry and red cherr... Robert Parker. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Robert Keenan Winery Mernet Reserve 750ml



2005 marks the 29th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 5th consecutive vintage of “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon. The five new Cabernet Sauvignon clones that were replanted as bench grafts in the spring of ’98 are now showing their individual characteristics. A combination of two of the five clones was chosen for this 100% Spring Mountain District cuvee of 450 cases. Clone 7 (75%) from our “Upper Bowl” provides the tremendously rich fruit in this wine, and clone 337 (25%) provides just enough depth and rich, earthy complexity to perfect the blend. Enjoy now or years from now.

350 cases produced.

Closure: Cork


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