Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005
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.
Nose is of olive and Indian spices. Whoa! A tannic beast. Definitely the antonym of a “spoofed, fruit-forward Napa Cab.” Quite light on the dark currant fruit, but then the tannin really smacks you. Vininess mid-palate. Really unfortunate bitterness on the rear palate. I think that’s from the tannin.
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
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