One of the most brilliantly executed wines I have had in some time. Keep Drinking and Believing.
This classic Bordeaux-style blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and a 20% Cabernet Franc lends a fresh nose of perfume and sweet cedar, venturing into flavors of crushed black peppercorns, massive dark fruit, black licorice and baking spice; this full bodied wine screams to be paired with rich, fatty beef dishes with its higher acidity. 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!
Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.
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.