Robert Keenan Winery

707-963-9177 3660 Spring Mountain Road
St. Helena, CA 94574
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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 Read more »

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  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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  • Keenan Syrah Napa Valley 2009

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    Quite darkalmost PS darkin the glass. Something of a minty/flowery nose, but, then, some barnyard hints. Unobtrusive on introduction to the palate and tongue. Some currant or blackberry, some stone fruit, some mint. Still fairly tannic. Very nice acid. Read More

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  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2012

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    More oak in the nose than Im used to from this winery. On the palate, though, fruit is more apparent than buttery oak. Nice tartness that suggests lemon or grapefruit, peach, or, even, pineapple. I very refreshing wine whose flavor profile returns to right what I would expect from Keenan. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • Keenan Zinfandel Napa Valley 2010

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    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 Lo... Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • Keenan Merlot Carneros 2010

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    Very big nose--herbal stemmy aromas, some floral aromas. Fairly light on the tongue. Not big fruit going on here. Tip/edge of the tongue puckeriness from tannin happen pretty quickly. Current fruit eventually sneaks up on you. This is a wine to drink now. Lack of acid does not make this a candidate for cellaring. US$24.00 from the winery'... Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2009

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    Strong nose, overly dry? Gritty, bitter, and fruity. [From "Cabernet Sauvignon" at Bin 105, Lincoln NE, 19 October 2013.] Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P


  • I see that you are from Texas, Irma.  So, I will try to discuss options for you that you should be able to find in your local retail stores.  If you've already tried these, let us know, and we'll make more suggestions.Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.  I suspect that you are used to drinking U.S. wines.  Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are, of course... Read More

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  • My name is Irma I am just now discovering wine....I wonder where it has been all my life. Read More

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  • Keenan Zinfandel Napa Valley 2009

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    Dark red/purple color. Woody, spicy (cloves?) nose. Surprisingly little impact on the tip of the tongue. That is where I usually get a lot of fruit. Past the tip, some blackberry shows up and, there it is, a hint of clove. Serious tannin around the edge of the tongue. Good acid. I think this could be an excellent candidate for quite a few... Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005

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    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 w... Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark


  • Robert Keenan Winery Chardonnay Spring Mountain 2011

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    HInts of melon and apple on the nose. VERY CRISP AND REFRESHING initial palate sensation. Yes, I can tast the melon and tart apple. Tart apple implies acid and this wine has it in a very satisfying way. This is clearly a food wine. We're having grilled salmon, later. US$24.80 from the winery club. Read More

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  • You can taste their wines, buy a bottle or two, then have your own picnic at the winery. Very cool. http://www.cellarpass.com/keenan-winery.aspx

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