Elegantly dense while offering flavors of rich red raspberry, tart red cherry, faint menthol and a subliminal hint of Left Bank Bordeaux funk. This beautiful release from “Class of 72″ Napa legend, Tom Burgess epitomizes what every California Merlot should be. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.
Happy Thirsty Thursday and I am honored to have had the opportunity to taste three wonderful reds from the Robert Keenan Winery, established in the Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. Here is what I found.
Keenan Winery 2010 Syrah, Napa Valley : Spicy black fruit, musk, slight dill on the nose with a hearty, yet velvety offering of smokiness, dark chocolate, earth on the palate. A perfectly calculated Syrah with a sublime, lengthy, semi wet finish.
Keenan Winery 2011 Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District: This 35th anniversary release is elegantly smooth, gifting poetically calculated attributes of tobacco, graphite and dark currant. With a profoundly poetic mouthfeel, sound acidity and a engaging lingering tannin; this glorious Cabernet Franc has a embracing finish of tar, toasted oak and spice.
Keenan Winery 2011 Merlot, Napa Valley: This 35th anniversary dense Merlot lends a refined nose of sweet cedar, luscious wild dark fruit and course ground black pepper. Accompanied with tremendous flavors of divine plum, blackberry and fine English pipe tobacco across the palate; this outstanding Merlot seals the deal with medium weight firm tannin and a memorable, seemingly forever finish.
What a wonderful ride with these outstanding wines and if you want true California wines that offer more than just big fruit and no structure. Order yours today!
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Hello to all of my friends and family and please reserve my collection of new slanted stories. Truly pushed the envelope this time around. Just click on the pic; Intended for Mature Audiences. “I was screaming inside of myself, losing grasp of my logic and slipping sanity, hysterical within an internal fit of anger and resentment. A slight cryptic chuckle comes from above.”
With an extremely inviting nose of white pepper, toasted oak and dried dark fruit; This fabulous Washington State Cabernet has firm tannins, pleasant acidity and entrancing flavors of semi tart blackberries, black licorice, slight smoke and dry herbs. A great representation on Walla Walla Cabernet with a lengthy, poised finish. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.
This Red blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon 46%, Syrah 46%, Merlot 8% lends a nose of sweet oak, mild perfume and baking spice, while expressing a dense offering of extracted wild dark fruit upon the palate. A dream pairing with that magnificent beef or lamb dinner. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.