2010 Keenan Mernet, Reserve, Napa Valley, 750ml


2010 Keenan Mernet, Reserve, Napa Valley

2010 is our 12th consecutive vintage of "Mernet" (mare-nay) our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. Each blend has been half Merlot and half Cabernet but no two wines have had the same vineyard combinations. This year the blend is 50% Mailbox Merlot, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc. The resulting wine is a seamless blend of the three varietals with an emphasis on high-toned sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure to allow for indefinite aging. Enjoy now or decades from now.

Michael Keenan

Excerpt from Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s ,

The Wine Advocate

Issue # 209, October 2013 
93 Points

“The 2010 Mernet Reserve, an equal part blend of Estate Merlot, Carneros Merlot, Estate Cabernet Franc and Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, offers up scents of cedarwood, underbrush, forest floor, black currants, sweet kirsch and cola. The complex, evolved aromatics are followed by a medium-bodied wine with beautiful fruit purity, an attractive texture, and a long finish. Consume this superb, complex 2010 over the next 10-15 years.”

Wine Enthusiast Magazine

April 2014
93 Points
"Few wines, even in Napa, are this rich. It dazzles with explosive cherries, blackberries and anise, with caramelized oak notes. Tannins are thick and serious. Your window of drinkability for this blend of Merlot and Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc begins about 2022."

The Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr.
93 Points 

Wine Enthusiast Magazine
93 Points


  • Alcohol: 14.8%
  • Total Acidity: 0.62 grams/100 ml
  • pH: 3.74
  • Residual Sugar: Dry
  • Bottling Date: 8/7/2012
  • Varietal: Mernet
  • Blend: 25% Merlot Estate ”Mailbox Vineyard“, 25% Merlot Napa Carneros, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Clone 337 and 25% Estate Cabernet Franc
  • Production: 400 Cases
  • Bottle Size: 750 mL
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