SATURDAY, June 18th, 2022
11 AM – 3 PM
- Wine Tasting and Appetizers
- Current release wines, library wines and secret wines!
- Taste barrel samples and purchase wine futures
- Tour our historic cellar and meet the winery staff
- Enjoy the views from our mountainside winery
DON’T MISS ROBERT KEENAN WINERY’S Summer Open House this summer, beginning at 11 am on Saturday. Taste current releases and library wines, and even sample some of our young wines still aging in oak barrels. Appetizers will be served to compliment our award-winning wines.
This event is by invitation only and is free to Wine Club members. $40 per adult will be charged for non-Wine Club members. Please RSVP with the number of guests in your party by June 8th 2022.
Please note: we will be capping attendance this year at 300 guests.
The Wine Advocate, January 2021
“The 2019 Chardonnay starts with subtle notes of lemon drops and white peaches, giving way to scents of baking bread and honeydew melon. The medium to full-bodied palate has a pleasant oiliness to the texture and great freshness, lifting the stone fruit and citrus layers with a clean, lively finish.”-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate 2017
2017 Keenan Mernet, Reserve, Spring Mountain District
Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020
“The 2017 Red Blend Mernet Reserve is deep, fleshy, and wonderfully seductive, with soft fruit, silky contours, and open-knit aromatics – all of which make the 2017 a real pleasure to taste today.”-Antonio Galloni
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Wine & Spirits Magazine, December 2020
“With its sweet cherry spice and supple espresso-roast tannins, this is a rich, round cabernet with density and length. Pour it while grilling a sirloin steak.”-Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine
2017 Keenan Cabernet Franc, Spring Mountain District
Vinous, Antonio Galloni, January 2020
“The 2017 Cabernet Franc Upper Bowl Vineyard is a gorgeous wine that brings together all the best of the Keenan house style. Deep and fleshy in the glass, with lovely aromatic top notes, the 2017 is wonderfully deep and expressive, always in the mid-weight style that is such a house signature.” -Antonio Galloni
2017 Keenan Merlot Reserve, Mailbox Vineyard, Spring Mountain District Vinous
Vinous, January 2020
“The 2017 Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard shows sweet dark cherry, lavender, spice, tobacco, and grilled herbs. It is darker and richer next to the straight Merlot. Translucent and expressive, the 2017 will drink well with minimal cellaring. This is a very classic style.” -Antonio Galloni
“In the last eighteen vintages, 100 wines have been rated between 90 and 97 points by Robert Parker Jr.’s, “The Wine Advocate.”
2019 Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain District
Keenan’s 2019 Chardonnay was hand-harvested, de-stemmed, then gently pressed. The juice was fermented and aged in French and American oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees, and the barrels were stirred weekly. No secondary or malolactic fermentation was carried out, leading to this wine’s crisp, citrus character. The wine was bottled after approximately seven months of aging in the cellar.
The finished wine shows citrus, ripe pear, and green apple in the nose. Hints of lush white peach are noticed as the wine opens up. The sur-lie aging has added richness and complexity, and a touch of toasty oak returns on the finish. Like all of Keenan’s wines, this Chardonnay is a food worthy wine whose crisp acidity and medium body will accompany a wide variety of cuisine.
2017 Keenan Merlot Napa Valley
Keenan Winery is located in Spring Mountain District, high in the Mayacamas mountain range above the town of Saint Helena. Eleven acres of Merlot vines have been planted in the rocky soils surrounding the winery, and it is these vines that produce some of the finest Merlot in Napa. The vineyards are situated above the dense layer of fog that creeps up the Napa Valley most evenings. Consequently, the vines warm up earlier in the morning and stay warm through the night. The combination of warm temperatures, steep hillside vine rows, and gravelly soils promotes more stress on the vines leading to increased intensity in the finished wine.
The 2017 Keenan Merlot is composed of sixty-eight percent Keenan Estate Merlot. Twenty-two percent of the wine is Merlot fruit harvested from the Napa Carneros region. After hand harvesting, the grapes were de-stemmed, then inoculated with Montrachet yeast. Fermentation ranged from ten to fourteen days.
The ‘17 Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as the wine opens up. This is a “big” Merlot that will age for many years to come.
2017 Keenan Zinfandel Napa Valley
Keenan’s 2017 Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown primarily on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District estate. The Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit, and complex earthy nuances. Zinfandel grown in Calistoga makes up the remainder of the blend and supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas.
Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed then fermented in small lots. Primary fermentation lasted seven to ten days. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for eighteen months.
The finished wine shows intense black cherry and raspberry fruit in the nose, while hints of black pepper and vanilla add complexity. This is a rich, full-bodied Zinfandel that will accompany a wide array of foods, but we suggest gamey meats grilled as a great match for the Keenan Zin.
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
The 2017 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 9th, 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.