2015 Keenan 'Reserve' Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain

$109.95
JD95+

Ridiculously good, estate grown grapes from Spring Mountain at a price that belies just how brilliant it is. This is the 39th vintage for Keenan Winery and they show all their experience and craft. Jeb Dunnuck gave it 95+ points, “Unquestionably the star of the show is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve which is all Spring Mountain fruit (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) aged 20 months in 33% new French oak. Blackcurrants, Asian spices, salty minerality, sandalwood, and loads of dark fruits emerge from this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated 2015 that’s going to keep for two decades. This is one for the cellar, decant for at least 45 minutes right now for a true showstopper.

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:
33% New French Oak
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Spring Mountain District
Total Varietal Composition %:
95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc
Score Wine Advocate:
95
SKU #:
1041003
JD95+

Jeb Dunnuck

Unquestionably the star of the show is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve which is all Spring Mountain fruit (95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc) aged 20 months in 33% new French oak. Blackcurrants, Asian spices, salty minerality, sandalwood, and loads of dark fruits emerge from this full-bodied, powerful, concentrated 2015 that’s going to keep for two decades.