Keenan Winery

2019 Mernet Reserve Spring Mt. District

wine notes

2019 is our 21 st consecutive vintage of “Mernet” (mare-nay) our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. This year the blend is 50% Merlot, all coming from our “Mailbox Vineyard”, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 337 from our “Big K” vineyard. The resulting wine is a seamless blend with an emphasis on high-toned sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure. Enjoy now or decades from now.
Michael Keenan


James Suckling Wine Ratings, April 2022

96 Points

“A solid and structured red with bark and blackberry, as well as sap and pine-cone undertones. Medium-bodied and tannic, yet polished and deep. The tannins melt into the wine. A blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot. Drink after 2025.” – James Suckling

Vinous, January 2022

95 Points

“The 2019 Red Blend Mernet Reserve is another superb wine from Keenan. This Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon blend is bold, deep and full of character. It captures all the nuance Keenan fans expect, amplified by an extra kick of richness in the fruit. Inky red fruit, blood orange, mint, cinnamon, mocha and dried flowers lend notable complexity.” – Antonio Galloni, Vinous


Alcohol: 14.3%
Total Acidity: 0.60 grams/100ml
pH: 3.70
Bottling Date: July 1, 2021
Production: 300 cases
Blend/Vineyard Sources: 50% Merlot Estate Mailbox Vineyard
50% Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Big K Vineyard