2015 Keenan Mernet 'Reserve' Spring Mountain

$103.95
VN94

One of the best red blends you can get your hands on. Cabernet from the “Big K” vineyard and Merlot from the vaunted “Upper Bowl” vineyard results in a seamless experience with sweet delicious fruit and hidden depth and structure. Antonio Galloni found plenty to love, “Another superb wine from Keenan. Dense and pliant, but with tons of supporting structure, the 2015 is a marvelous wine in every way. A rush of succulent dark cherry, herbs and wild flowers are some of the many notes that fill out the wine's ample, resonant frame. What a gorgeous wine this is. Try a few bottles of this, you will be astounded at the abundance of fruit and structure.

It isn’t often that we meet with a winery to taste and we’re floored by every single wine they present. This happens maybe 3 times a year. Candidly, that’s what happens every year when Michael Keenan comes to visit. Michael is the GM and winemaker at this outstanding Spring Mountain property, which his dad Robert Keenan resurrected from the bones of a 19th century ghost winery in 1977. Keenan has flown under the radar for a long time — that is until Bob Parker had something to say about it: “Keenan has been on a real high-quality roll for a number of years, and they are among my favorite wines in Napa Valley, combining power and complexity. They’ve certainly found their groove.” – Robert M. Parker, Jr. These wines have it all: balance, power, complexity, and that inimitable dusty, underbrushy, bay leaf <i>goût de terroir</i> of the Mayacamas Range.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Michael Keenan
Vintage:
2015
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
French and American Oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Spring Mountain District
Total Varietal Composition %:
50% Cabernet 50% Merlot
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1041005
VN94

Vinous

The 2015 Red Blend Mernet Reserve, equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, is another superb wine from Keenan. Dense and pliant, but with tons of supporting structure, the 2015 is a marvelous wine in every way. A rush of succulent dark cherry, herbs and wild flowers are some of the many notes that fill out the wine's ample, resonant frame. What a gorgeous wine this is.