Keenan Winery

2018 Mernet Reserve, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District


2018 is our 20th 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


Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2021

95 Points

“The 2018 Red Blend Mernet Reserve, Keenan’s Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold, dense wine. Soaring aromatics and silky tannins render it approachable even young. Inky red/purplish fruit, mocha and sweet spice build over time. There is a bit of new oak coming through today, but a few years in bottle should help that integrate.”


Alcohol: 14.4%
Total Acidity: 0.59 grams/100ml
pH: 3.65
Bottling Date: July 1, 2020
Production: 500 cases
Blend: 50% Merlot Estate Mailbox Vineyard
Vineyard Sources: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Big K Vineyard