2019 Cabernet Franc Spring Mt. 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 30th and October 11th, 2019. 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.
James Suckling Wine Ratings
“ This is so savory and solid with bark, berry, basil and plum aromas. It’s medium-bodied with firm yet polished tannins that are long and beautiful. Tight and racy. Drink or hold.”
Vinous, Antonio Galloni
“The 2019 Cabernet Franc Upper Bowl Vineyard is a gorgeous, super-expressive wine loaded with character. Wild flowers, herbs and sweet red-fleshed fruit grace this pliant, beautifully layered Cabernet Franc from Keenan. All the elements are so well balanced. Bright savory accents and a kick of tannin lend freshness on the vibrant finish.”
|Total Acidity||0.59 grams/100ml|
|Appellation||Spring Mountain District|
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Blend||100% Cabernet Franc|