' Keenan Winery - 2017 Chardonnay White Wine Napa Valley

2017 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District

2017 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District


Vineyard Notes

2017 Keenan Chardonnay Spring Mountain District

Keenan's 2017 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 the crisp, citrus character of this wine. 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.

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

The Wine Advocate

January 2019
91 Points

“The 2017 Chardonnay gives fragrant jasmine, honeysuckle, white peaches and clotted cream on the nose with an almond croissant and beeswax undercurrent. The palate is medium-bodied, elegant, fresh and satiny textured with a long and fragrant finish.”

Production Notes

2,135 cases
Vintage 2017
Wine Style White Wine
Varietal Chardonnay
Varietal Composition 100% Estate Chardonnay
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Acid 0.71 grams/100ml
PH 3.41
Bottling Date 5/3/2018
Residual Sugar Dry
Alcohol % 14.2%
Size 750 ml