Robert Keenan Winery

Best Mountain District Wines Napa Valley

Press Release   •   Jan 04, 2016 09:21 EST

Robert Keenan Winery combines both the art and science of winemaking with a relentless passion for producing fine wines for your enjoyment. From using only the finest grapes to the Portuguese cork in the bottle, the Keenan commitment to quality is consistent. The wine is testament to these efforts.

our wines

2013 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District

Keenan's 2013 Chardonnay was hand harvested, de-stemmed, then gently pressed. The juice was fermented and aged in primarily used oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees and the barrels were stirred weekly. No secondary or malolactic fermentation was carried out, leading to the crisp, citrus character of this wine. The wine was bottled after approximately seven months of aging in the cellar. The finished wine shows citrus, ripe pear and green apple in the nose. Hints of lush white peach are noticed as the wine opens up. The sur-lie aging has added richness and complexity, and a touch of toasty oak returns on the finish. Like all of Keenan's wines, this 2013 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District is a food worthy wine whose crisp acidity and medium body will accompany a wide variety of food fare.

2012 Zinfandel Napa Valley

Keenan's 2012 Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown in Calistoga and on Keenan's Spring Mountain District estate. The Zinfandel grown in Calistoga supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas, while the Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit and complex earthy nuances. Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed then fermented in small lots. Primary fermentation lasted seven to ten days. The 2012 Zinfandel Napa Valley was aged in French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The finished wine shows intense black cherry and raspberry fruit in the nose, while hints of black pepper and vanilla add complexity. This is a rich, full-bodied Zinfandel that will accompany a wide array of foods, but we suggest anything barbecued - smoky barbecued flavor is a great match for the Keenan Zin.

2012 Merlot Napa Valley

The 2012 Keenan Merlot is composed of seventy two percent Keenan Estate Merlot. Twenty eight percent of the wine is Merlot fruit harvested from the Napa Corners region. After hand harvesting, the grapes were esteemed, then inoculated with Montrachet yeast. Fermentation ranged from ten to fourteen days. The 2012 Merlot Napa Valley has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as the wine opens up. This is a "big" Merlot that will age for many years to come.

2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan's Spring Mountain District Estate, the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa. The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.

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Robert Keenan Winery
3660 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
Phone: 707-963-9177
Twitter: @KeenanWinery

Robert Keenan Winery produces nearly 14,000 cases per year. The reputation of the Keenan Merlots was solidified in 1988 when tastings of the Keenan Merlots against the world famous Petrus wines (Merlots) resulted in a virtual draw.