Wine reviews are a crucial part of winery culture. These critiques help bring publicity and capture the essence of wineries and the flavors of each vintage. We believe that it is important to showcase these publications, yet we also do not put too much emphasis on them since the wine reviews and scores are readily available for everyone who visits our website.
The reviews we have received from The Bon Vivant, Antonio Galloni, Houston Chronicle, and others have been positive and humbling for us here at Keenan Winery. These wine reviews motivate our Keenan Team to do our best during the wine making process in order to create quality wine. Below are brief descriptions of the various wine publishers.
The Wine Advocate founded by Robert Parker Jr. in 1978, has over 50,000 subscribers and has been a major influence in wine circles. In the last twelve vintages, over 60 of our wines have been rated between 90 and 97 points by Robert Parker Jr. of the Wine Advocate. See Chart
Vinous is a website dedicated to modern day wine publications with a team of renowned critics. Antonio Galloni, the founder of the website, reviewed our wine selection that can be found on our website.
Wines and Spirits Magazine was founded in 1982 and continues to be a popular source for America’s wine consumers. They explore everything from wine critiques to pairings and the viticulture process.
B-21 Wine Company was founded in 1948 and has maintained longstanding relationships with various wineries around the world. Bob Sprentall, who reviews our wine, studied wine and joined the family business in 1979.
Houston Chronicle is one of the largest news organizations in Texas, founded in 1901. The wine columnist who reviewed our wine, Dale Robertson, has been in columnist for the Houston Chronicle for over 25 years.
Northbay Biz magazine is a monthly publication that focuses on local businesses in Napa, Sonoma, and Marin counties. Founded in 1975, Northbay Biz discusses various aspects of the wine industry as well as publish reviews,.
Decanter magazine was founded in 1975 in London, England. It is the oldest wine publication in the United Kingdom created for consumers. Steven Spurrier is Decanter’s consultant editor who has been in the wine industry since 1964 and had written several books on wine in the 1980’s.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine was founded in 1988 and continues to be a source for critiques and tips. Jim Gordon, who reviewed our wine linked on our website, has been an editor and reporter on the wine industry for over 30 years and is a contributing editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine.
Bon Vivant is a food and wine blog that explores both at a global scale and is an offshoot of the Bon Vivant magazine. Readers are able to find wine destinations and gather tips on food and the wine that pairs with them.