2010 Keenan Merlot, Reserve, Mailbox Vineyard, Spring Mtn. Dist., 750mL

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2010 Keenan Merlot, Reserve, Mailbox Vineyard, Spring Mountain District


For the eighth consecutive year the recently rechristened “Mailbox” vineyard has been chosen as the source for the Reserve Merlot bottling. Hints of violets and a signature spiciness show in the nose, a chocolaty creaminess combines with the rich dark full fruit on the palette, and the finish is beautifully layered, deep, elegant and very, very long.  Drink now or decades from now.  Cheers!   


Excerpt from:

The Wine Advocate

December, 2012
93 Points
"This sumptuous, full-bodied wine flows across the palate with layer after layer of rich, resonant fruit. The 2010 boasts marvelous depth and richness, all backed up by the structure of the year and the tannin of this Spring Mountain site. The combination of ripe fruit, acidity and structure is hugely appealing. Floral notes reappear on the polished finish. This is a great effort from Keenan. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025."

Wine & Spirits Magazine

December, 2013
92 Points
"Michael Keenan selects his Reserve from a parcel in the Mailbox Vineyard, a north-west-facing terrace where the vines grow in a deeper soil and ripen more slowly than in the other blocks.  His 2010 achieved full ripeness, its fruit matured to deep, dark blueberry and blackberry richness, its cool, Spring Mountain freshness shooting through the flavor like a beam of light.  The fruit richness creates a satin texture over the tannins, which provide a ferrous, mineral character.  Delicious with prime rib."


AWARDS
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The Wine Advocate 
93 Points 

Wine & Spirits Magazine
92 Points


WINE DATA
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  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Total Acidity: 0.56 grams/100 mL
  • pH: 3.72
  • Residual Sugar: Dry
  • Bottling Date: 8/7/2012
  • Varietal: Merlot
  • Blend: 100% Estate Merlot, Mailbox Vineyard
  • Production: 350 Cases
  • Bottle Size: 750 mL
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