Keenan Winery

2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

wine notes

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa. Keenan’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested beginning on September 21 st with the final lot being picked on October 10th . After harvest, the fruit clusters were de-stemmed, then fermented for ten to fourteen days. The wine was barrel aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak for twenty months. The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.

James Suckling Wine Ratings, April 2022

94 Points “Blackberry, black-olive and crushed-stone aromas. Graphite, too. Full-bodied with density and depth. Solid structure and richness. 2023 release. Drink after 2025.”

James Suckling

The Wine Advocate, September 2022

91+ Points

“Derived primarily from the estate’s Spring Mountain property, Keenan’s 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon includes a dollop of Pope Valley fruit as well. Hints of bay leaf accent cassis and black cherry fruit on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is nicely structured, with firm tannins that turn silky and elegant on the lasting finish.”
Joe Czerwinski, The Wine Advocate

Vinous, January 2022

92 Points

“The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is terrific. A burst of savory Cabernet aromatics opens
first. Deep and persistent, the Cabernet is full of character from start to finish. Blue/purplish fruit,
spice, leather, tobacco, menthol and pine all open in the glass. This mid-weight, classically built
wine is beautifully rendered.”
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Wine Data

Alcohol: 14.3%
Total Acidity: 0.61 grams/100 ml
pH: 3.78
Residual Sugar: Dry
Bottling Date: August 5, 2021
Production: 4,046 cases
Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Sources: 75% Estate, Spring Mtn. District Cabernet Sauvignon
25% Pope Valley Cabernet Sauvignon