' Keenan Winery - 2016 Cabernet Franc Wine Napa Valley

2016 Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District

2016 Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District

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Vineyard Notes

2016 Keenan Cabernet Franc, Spring Mountain District

This wine was produced exclusively from grapes grown on the Keenan Estate located in Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain District. Our two blocks of Cabernet Franc were harvested on September 17th and September 26th, 2016. The fruit was hand-picked then, after de-stemming, the must was inoculated with Montrachet yeast and fermented in stainless steel tanks. The wine aged in French and American oak barrels for twenty months.

“Freakishly good” is how we have come to describe this single vineyard Cabernet Franc from our highest elevation vineyard (approx. 2000') aptly named the "Upper Bowl". Cabernet Franc is simply not supposed to be this delicious. Enjoy now or decades from now.

Excerpt from Robert M. Parker, Jr. ,

The Wine Advocate

December 2018

91+ Points

“ Made of 100% Cabernet Franc from the Spring Mountain District, the medium to deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Franc offers up roses, cedar and forest floor with a core of raspberries, cherries, earth and mulberries plus nuances of pencil shavings and cinnamon. The palate is medium-bodied, soft and juicy with grainy tannins, finishing long and perfumed.” Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate

Vinous, Antonio Galloni

December 2018
92 Points

“ The 2016 Cabernet Franc is a very pretty, gracious wine. Rose petal, cedar and sweet red berry fruit all lift from the glass. Medium in body and incredibly refined, the 2016 is another positively stellar wine in this range from Robert Keenan.”

Production Notes

720 cases
Vintage 2016
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Franc
Varietal Composition 100% Cabernet Franc
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Acid 0.66 grams/100ml
PH 3.88
Bottling Date 7/12/18
Residual Sugar Dry
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml