Robert Keenan Winery


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!

http://www.keenanwinery.com/current-releases.aspx

Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  

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2011 Gard Vintners “Don Isidro” Red Wine, Columbia Valley


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. 

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2011 Iota Pelos Sandberg Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills Oregon, Pinot Noir


With a beautiful, clean nose of sweet tree bark, faint menthol and rich soil; this outstanding Pinot is accompanied by a wet, lean mouth feel, masterful acidity and profound flavors of semi tart red cherry intertwined with dark cherry, poetic smokiness, sweet cedar and a lengthy cranberry finish.  An awesome wine!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2012 Becklyn Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


This dense Cabernet offers firm tannins and full, diverse flavors of wild blackberries, black pepper, hearty oak and tobacco. With a little decanting and pairing it with that perfect medium rare prime rib or NY strip steak; this wine is an absolute winner!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2012 Melee Grenache, St Helena, CA


This 100% Grenache from Saint Helena, CA is dark and juicy presenting huge flavors of plum, dark candied fruit meshed with undertones of kirsh, black pepper and baking spice. A delectable Holiday party wine and your guests will be nothing but pleased with this fine selection. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  

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