Friday, September 16, 2016

Robert Keenan new releases

In stock only at our Ballwin location now.  You can order online or call for transfers

2012 Robert Keenan Mernet Reserve $99.99

The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Mernet Reserve, which is a blend of 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, may well be Michael Keenan’s favorite wine. Only 500 cases were produced. Chocolaty cassis, graphite, spice box and plum are all present in this sensational blend that should age beautifully for 15-20 years, although most people will have consumed it by year ten. The color is a handsome, opaque purple. The wine is extremely impressive and still very youthful. Another one or two years of age will round it into more complex shape. 

Rated 94+/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2013 Robert Keenan Cabernet Franc $65.99
One of Napa Valley’s most successful Cabernet Francs, Keenan’s 2013 Cabernet Franc, is 100% estate Cabernet Franc from their holdings on Spring Mountain. Beautiful blueberry and raspberry fruit interwoven with spring flowers jumps from the glass of this wonderfully balanced and elegant, yet authoritative wine. It is rich, medium to full-bodied, but at the same time ethereal and finesse-oriented. This is a great example of Cabernet Franc at its best B intense, but elegant. This should last for at least another decade. 

Rated 94/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

2012 Robert Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain...$99.99 / 750ml

or Magnum $198.99
This wine has 7% Cabernet Franc added into the blend and 700 cases were produced. A blockbuster wine for sure, with an inky/purple color, sweet crème de cassis, graphite, chocolate a hint of charcoal and burning embers – almost as if it wanted to behave like a Graves from Bordeaux. This is full-bodied, very rich, powerful and still moderately tannic. It’s a baby for sure, but what an impressive one. This wine needs a good 3-4 years of bottle age and should keep well for 25-30 years at the minimum. 

Rated 96/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 

2012 Robert Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon...$51.99 / 750ml

or Magnum $99.99
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa has more cassis, tar, camphor and an attractive, fleshy, full-bodied mouthfeel, impressive ripeness and body. This is a solid Cabernet to drink now and over the next 10-15 years. 

Rated 90/100 Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

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