Keenan Winery

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Reserve Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District

wine notes

2019 marks the 43rd vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 19th consecutive vintage of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s blend consists of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 15 and 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7, both from our “Big K” vineyard, and 5% Cabernet Franc from our “Upper Bowl” vineyard. Deep aromatics, piercing and precise, a full rich saturated mouth feel, and a long lasting multi-layered finish define this exemplary blend. Enjoy now or decades from now. Cheers!

James Suckling Wine Ratings, April 2022

96 Points

“Blackcurrant, iodine, bark and resin. Stone and tobacco, too. Aromatic. Full-bodied with juicy fruit and undertones of walnuts, some cedar and pine box. Savory finish. Tight at the end. Cabernet sauvignon with 5% cabernet franc. Beautiful now, but be patient. Better after 2027.”

James Suckling

The Wine Advocate, September 2022

94+ Points

“Keenan’s impressive 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve includes 5% Cabernet Franc, with all of the grapes coming from their estate vineyards on Spring Mountain. Sage and bay leaf herbals bring savory complexity to the cassis and black cherries in this full-bodied, velvety-textured effort. Concentrated and rich, there’s plenty of material here to support 15 years or more of aging.”

Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Vinous, January 2022

95 Points

“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a fabulous Spring Mountain wine. Plum, lavender, spice, dried herbs, leather and licorice lend striking aromatic nuance to play off a core of inky fruit. This mid-weight, classically built Cabernet delivers the goods, big time. It’s a superb effort from Keenan.”
Antonio Galloni, Vinous