July 9, 2013 - Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District, California - The pairing of wine and food have played a predominant role in how wine is enjoyed. In fact, it is said there is a science to it. But the folks at Robert Keenan Napa valley winery question those strict guidelines. Despite their reputation for being among Napa California's, if not the world's, best winemakers, they humbly insist food and wine pairing is simple and straight-forward. They say, "Follow your taste buds." To prove how easy food pairing can be with delicious wines, they have created an online, wine pairing and recipe-sharing hub. The new site KeenanTasting.com focuses on demystifying wine and food pairing. The site offers a variety of videos and testimonials of the current owner Michael Keenan and his enthusiastic guests. The site's tag-line, "What wine is," is illustrated as users define, share, and praise their favorite food and wine combinations. When asked the question directly, Michael Keenan responds, "What is wine?" [Dramatic Pause…]
"Wine means, it's time to EAT!"
Recipes include Mint Lamb Loin chops paired with their 2009 Syrah Napa Valley, Garlic-studded milk braised pork loin featuring 2009 Merlot, and finally, a delectable Prime Rib dinner highlighting 2009 cabernet sauvignon Napa valley. Their most featured wine, 2011 chardonnay, has been rated a 91 and a happy consumer describes, "Sweet scents of orange and lime meet this wine's oak and outlast it. The structure is tight and linear, with an undercurrent of earthiness. This should develop well over the next several years in bottle; to serve with roast pork chops." This would makes any mouth water reading such a description.
Food lovers, weekend-chefs, party hosts and anyone wondering what to cook for dinner tonight will find free videos on the site about pairing foods with five primary varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Merlot, Syrah, Zinfandel and Chardonnay. Here, site visitors may upload and download recipes for these savory dishes, and many others of all sorts, at Keenan Winery's unique recipe sharing site: KeenanTasting.com.
About Robert Keenan Winery
In 1974, Robert Keenan planted Cabernet and Chardonnay vines 1,700 feet above Napa Valley. His bet that the rocky, high mountaintops of the Spring Mountain District would produce enviable terroirs paid off. Since then, Keenan Winery has been tantalizing wine drinkers with some of California's top Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley and Merlot.
Robert Parker, Jr. has awarded 47 of Keenan's last eight vintages between 90-97 points. Robert's son, Michael Keenan, now President, Owner and Vintner for the winery, carries on his father's passionate commitment to quality by attending to detail in every aspect of producing world-class Napa Valley Wines. He continues to insist that only fine Portuguese cork be used in Keenan's bottles.
A steward of the environment and the winery's historic site, Michael installed solar panels to ensure that the great energy of the Napa sun nurtures his grapes as well as powers the winery's operations on Napa Valley vineyards. The winery invites visitors to enjoy the historic and scenic site and sample their varietals in the intimate outdoor eating and picnic area atop of Spring Mountain. For more information, please visit www.KeenanTasting.com and www.KeenanWinery.com.
Robert Keenan Winery
Contact Name: Michael Keenan
Address: 3660 Spring Mountain Road, St. Helena, CA 94574
In 1974, Robert Keenan planted Cabernet and Chardonnay vines 1,700 feet
above Napa Valley. His bet that the rocky, high mountaintops of the
Spring Mountain District would produce enviable terroirs paid off.