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Robert Keenan Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2008

Member Review by EMark:

Slight volatile acid on the nose. Not much fruit hints. Something of a fungus hint. Fruit emerges on the tip of the tongue--and a strange "sweetness" (not like sugar and not from alcohol) around the mid-tongue. Some tannin, but not anything big. Pretty easy to drink, today, but I really don't think this is a layer-downer. I'm a little suprised that I don't like this one as much as the 2008 Carneros Keenan that I had a few months ago. I guess that's why we taste them. US$28.80 from the winery's club.

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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
8478046,129
3.00 5
07/11/2012

Slight volatile acid on the nose. Not much fruit hints. Something of a fungus hint. Fruit emerges on the tip of the tongue--and a strange "sweetness" (not like sugar and not from alcohol) around the mid-tongue. Some tannin, but not anything big. Pretty easy to drink, today, but I really don't think this is a layer-downer. I'm a little suprised that I don't like this one as much as the 2008 Carneros Keenan that I had a few months ago. I guess that's why we taste them. US$28.80 from the winery's club.


Snooth User: EMark
8478046,129
3.50 5
01/26/2012

Deep plum color. Woody, minty nose. Nice mouth feel. Some tannic astringency. Woody flavors. Balance and structure that I like. Definitely not fruity, and that might put some people off. Far from Keenan Carneros Merlot offerings that I've tried in the past. This is more like their robust Spring Mountain fruit that I really like.


Snooth User: Richard Jennings
780161112,966
4.00 5
04/10/2013

Dark red violet color; lifted, tart black fruit, herbs nose; tasty, tart black fruit, herbs palate; medium-plus finish. 92+ points



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