2017 Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain

$34.95
WA91

Mountain grown Chardonnay always seems to pack that extra punch. The altitude allows for great richness of fruit while maintaining a balancing zippy acidity. There is so much to be had in this elegant and fresh Chardonnay, Wine Advocate agrees, “The 2017 Chardonnay gives fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle, white peaches and clotted cream on the nose with an almond croissant and beeswax undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and satiny textured with a long and fragrant finish.” Food worthy, glass worthy, and just damn drinkable.

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:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Michael Keenan
Vintage:
2017
Country of Origin:
United States
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Spring Mountain District
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Score Wine Advocate:
91
SKU #:
1041006
WA91

Wine Advocate

The 2017 Chardonnay gives fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle, white peaches and clotted cream on the nose with an almond croissant and beeswax undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and satiny textured with a long and fragrant finish.