1994 Napa Valley Chardonnay


The 1996 Keenan Chardonnay was made from select vineyards located on the floor of the Napa Valley. Keenan continues to barrel ferment and barrel age 100% of the Chardonnay production; one-third of the oak barrels used are new French oak. Approximately one-half of the '96 vintage was aged sur-lie for five months; this contributed to the remarkable body and unique character of the wine.


Each Chardonnay vineyard that Keenan utilizes puts forth its own distinctive characteristics, and it is the combination of these characteristics that allow Keenan to create a wine of balanced complexity. Our 1996 Chardonnay opens with luscious pear and apple notes that are blended with a nice amount of vanilla and light oak. The crisp medium bodies character of the wine is accented with hints of pineapple and citrus, and a toast oak finish lingers pleasantly on the palate.

$18 per 750ml bottle


WINE DATA

AWARDS & RATINGS

World Wine Championship (BTI)
Silver Medal

Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr.
86 Points

Wine Enthusiast
Silver Medal

Jerry Mead's International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal

Alcohol:

13.5%

Total Acidity:

0.70 grams/100mL

pH:

3.30

Residual Sugar:

Dry

Bottling Date:

June 18, 1997

Production:

2,300 cases

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