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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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Syrah

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

  • Zinfandel

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

  • Merlot

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

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  • Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 30th Anniversary 2006


    Lovely deep purple in the glass. Mature nose--some wood, some earth. Quite mellow on the palate. Some typical Cab cassis flavors. Very, very tame tannin. Some acid is making me think this is going to be great with tonight's lamb. US$36.00 from the Winery in 2010 Read More

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  • 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


    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

  • Keenan Merlot Napa Valley 2009


    Deep dark color that tends to reddish more than purple as some light comes through. Woody, herbally scents. Quite fruity on the tip of the tongue--rasspberry/strawberry. Plenty of tannin around the edge of the tongue. Nice acid structure. US$23.80 from the Winery Club. Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark

  • Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2005


    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


    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

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark

  • So I am going to Napa tomorrow for a few days.  I have some prearranged plans that cannot be changed, but have some limited  time for tasting.As "napagirl", I should already know exactly where to go.  The problem is, I get stuck into that rut of going to the ones I like, the old faves, over and over.  I would love to hear your recommendations an... Read More

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  • Robert Keenan Reserve Merlot Spring Mountain District 2000


    Some flowery aromas, some oaky bouquet. Very gerntle on the tip of the tongue--velvety with some sweet sensations. Raspberry fruit flavors, but that is only on the tip of the tongue. As the wine passes through the palate some very civilized tannins appear. Good balance from acid.. A very smooth wine that is easy to enjoy now, and might, pos... Read More

    Wine review by 847804EMark 847804 EMark

  • Robert Keenan Winery Merlot Napa Valley 2007


    Medium dark ruby color; rich berry, plum nose; plush, berry, plum palate; medium-plus finish. 91 points Read More

    Wine review by RJonWine

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