' Keenan Winery - 2014 Mernet Reserve Red Wine, Spring Mountain District Napa Valley

2014 Mernet Reserve Spring Mountain District

2014 Mernet Reserve Spring Mountain District

$100.00 per Bottle
 

Vineyard Notes

2014 Keenan Mernet, Reserve, Spring Mountain District

2014 is our 16th consecutive vintage of "Mernet" (mare-nay) our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. Each blend has been half Merlot and half Cabernet but no two wines have had the same vineyard combinations. This year the blend is 50% Merlot, all coming from our “Upper Bowl” vineyard, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 15 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.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous

December 2016
96 Points

“The 2014 Red Blend Mernet Reserve is a total knock-out. Firm, structured and vibrant, the 2014 bristles with energy. Striking mid-palate sweetness and overall depth add to the wine's unmistakable personality. Deceptive at first because of its mid-weight structure, the 2014 has more than enough pedigree to drink well for many years. The Mernet is equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the estate's Spring Mountain vineyard.”—Antonio Galloni

Cheers!
Michael Keenan

Excerpt from Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s ,

The Wine Advocate

December 2016
93 Points

"Another Reserve cuvée, the equal part blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon is the 2014 Mernet Reserve. Deep opaque ruby/purple, with sweet crème de cassis and black cherry notes, some underbrush and forest floor, medium to full body, and outstanding purity and texture, it is not a big wine, but elegant, intense and authoritative. Drink it over the next 10-15 years."

Production Notes

500 cases
Vintage 2014
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Mernet
Varietal Composition
50% Cabernet Sauvigon Estate
50% Merlot Estate
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Acid 0.60 grams/100ml
PH 3.76
Bottling Date 8/19/2016
Residual Sugar Dry
Alcohol % 14.4%
Size 750 ml