Wilfred Wong

San Francisco wine competition judge; writes for Beverage & More, eCommerce Cellarmaster.

March 03, 2005

2003 Keenan CHARDONNAY (SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT)
91 POINTS Light straw, green color; pleasing ripe peach aroma, fine definition and fruit depth; medium bodied, perky on the palate; dry, lively acidity, well-balanced; very fine ripe peach flavors, excellent concentration of fruit; medium finish, very good aftertaste, refreshing and lively. (Best Served 2005-2008) [1,977 cases produced] $24.00

2000 Keenan CABERNET SAUVIGNON (NAPA VALLEY)
90 POINTS Deep ruby color with purple highlights; very good rich aromas of nicely ripened fruit, fine depth of fruit; medium bodied, textured on the palate, nicely layered, medium tannins; dry, good acidity, good balance; attractive black fruit with a definite note of leather, very good concentration; medium finish, fairly smooth aftertaste. (Best Served 2004-2008) $39.00

2001 Keenan CABERNET SAUVIGNON 25th Anniversary (NAPA VALLEY)
92 POINTS Deep ruby color with magenta highlights; outstanding aroma of pure cassis, ripe and enticing; medium bodied, lacy and pert on the palate; firm and well-built, nice tannins; excellent black fruit flavors, fine definition and concentration; medium to lingering finish, firm aftertaste. (Best Served 2006-2011)  [100% Cabernet Sauvignon] [3,200 cases produced] $39.00

2001 Keenan CABERNET SAUVIGNON Reserve (NAPA VALLEY)
93 POINTS Deep ruby color; outstanding aroma of ripe black currant fruit, excellent depth of fruit, youthful but already showing its charms, enticing; medium bodied, full, dense and glycerol laden on the palate, fine tannins; dry, very good acidity, good balance; pleasing, ripe fruit flavors, fine concentration of fruit; medium to lingering finish, fine young aftertaste. (Best Served 2008-2015) [85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot] [279 cases produced] $79.00

2001 Keenan MERLOT 25th Anniversary (NAPA VALLEY)
92 POINTS Medium to deep ruby color; ripe and amicable fruity aromas, red to black fruit in style; medium bodied, neatly textured on the palate, juicy, fine structure; dry, very good acidity, good balance; pleasingly ripe fruit flavors, nice depth and definition; medium finish, lusty aftertaste. (Best Served: 2005-2009) [100% Merlot] [3,470 cases produced] $30.00

2001 Keenan MERNET Reserve (NAPA VALLEY)
93 POINTS Deep ruby color; classy, ripe fruit aromas, quite evocative, outstanding depth and definition; medium to full bodied, silky and pert on the palate; dry; nice acidity, excellent balance; alluring flavors of ripe fruit and violets, excellent concentration of fruit; medium to lingering finish, youthful and fine aftertaste. (Best Served 2008-2016) [50% Merlot; 25% Cabernet Franc, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon] [282 cases produced] $75.00

Wilfred Wong

2004

2001 Keenan CHARDONNAY (NAPA VALLEY)
91 POINTS Medium straw color; a very enticing aroma of ripe pears and other core fruit notes topped with hints of cream and caramel, very good fruit depth; medium bodied, layered on the palate with a fine, firm grip; attractive ripe fruit flavors, excellent textures; long finish, crisp aftertaste. (Best Served 2004-2007)

2000 Keenan MERLOT (NAPA VALLEY)
91 POINTS Bright ruby color; savage-like ripe fruit aromas with steady stream of cranberries, excellent depth; medium bodied, firm on the palate, good structure; dry, very good acidity, nicely balanced; attractive and soulful flavors of ripe cherries, lavender, and anise, excellent depth; medium to long finish, tantalizing fruity aftertaste. (Best Served 2004-2007)

2000 Keenan MERLOT Reserve (SPRING MOUNTAIN DISTRICT)
94 POINTS Bright, bold, deep ruby color; youthful and sexy aromas of minerals and smoke; loads of ripe, black fruits, outstanding concentration without going over the top; medium to full-bodied, nicely packed on the palate; dry, very good acidity, very good balance; impressive ripe fruit flavors, pure, youthful, excellent depth; long finish, smooth, layered aftertaste. (Best Served 2006-2012)

1999 Keenan CABERNET SAUVIGNON (NAPA VALLEY)
93 POINTS Deep ruby color; classy, beautiful ripe fruit aromas, excellent depth; medium to full-bodied, unusually silky on the palate, excellent structure; dry, fine acidity, well-balanced; nice and pleasing young black fruit flavors, excellent depth; long finish, full, firm aftertaste. (Best Served 2005-2009)

2000 Keenan MERNET Reserve (NAPA VALLEY)
91 POINTS Deep ruby color; elegant red fruit aromas, medium depth, quite unusual and inviting; medium bodied, excellent tension on the palate, fine structure; dry, excellent acidity, well-balanced; attractive red currant flavors, youthful and undeveloped, medium depth; lingering finish, lively aftertaste. (Best Served 2004-2008)

2002 Keenan CABERNET SAUVIGNON Clone 7 (SPRING MOUNTAIN)
92-93 POINTS Medium ruby color, aromatic and perky red currant aromas, very good depth; medium bodied, zesty on the palate, excellent young structure; dry, lively acid, good balance; finely honed red currant flavors, very good depth; medium finish.