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!

Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.  



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. 


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. 


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. 



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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