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The Best California Wine is Made Right in Napa Valley: Here’s How

June 8, 2013

What Makes The Best California Wines?

In this video, in a few short words, Keenan Winery and Owner sums up what makes the best wines. We’ll give you a hint. Michael Keenan doesn’t believe it’s about the winemaker. But, using the best Napa grapes can make all the difference.

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How Do WE Make Some of the Best California Wines?

At Keenan Winery, our Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, Syrah and Zinfandel estate grown wines and Summer Blend and Mernet are renowned for being some of the best California wines. Michael Keenan will tell you in this video—and in person if you come to the winery—that it’s not the people that make these wines so delicious.

Location Matters When Making the Best California Wines

The fact that we are in , already a signature of some of the best California wines, is enhanced dramatically by our gorgeous mountain location. Our family estate winery is located high in the Mayacamas Mountain Range, above Saint Helena.  Here, the soils, terrain, bright sunny days and cool nights all comprise a highly rare and ideal Bordeaux style grape growing terroir that gives our grapes their mouthwatering characteristics.

What are You Looking for When You Say You Want the Best California Wines?

Do you think of Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot? Perhaps a yummy Zinfandel or Syrah? Do you like to venture into the less common, yet mind-blowingly scrumptious Cabernet Franc? Or do you appreciate one-of-a-kind wines, such as our Mernet proprietary blend, made of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes? Are you more of a white wine lover, who seeks out the world best wines from Napa Valley made with complexly layered Chardonnay or crisp Summer Blend? What ever your preference, it’s interesting to consider, how are the world’s best wines and best California wines made? Is it all about the winemaker, the grape auteur, the vintner, and the steward of awesome grapes? Or perhaps it’s the cellar master, vineyard manager, grape tender or the tender bare foot that stomps out the juice in a late summer daydream?

Well, rest assured, in this ever so short and sweet video featuring none other our own Michael Keenan, Keenan Winery President and Owner extraordinaire, you will learn what he believes makes the best wines.  So pour yourself a glass of your favorite varietal, and give this video a play!