2017 marks the 41st vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 17th consecutive vintage of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s blend consists of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 15, both from our “Big K” vineyard, and 10% Cabernet Franc from our “Upper Bowl” vineyard. Deep aromatics, piercing and precise, a full rich saturated mouth feel, and a long lasting multi-layered finish define this exemplary blend. Enjoy now or decades from now. Cheers!
"Keenan's 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is deep, layered and super-expressive. Black plum, licorice, chocolate, grilled herbs and cloves give the 2017 a distinctly dark profile to match its brooding personality. The 2017 offers terrific depth, but the tannins are a bit rough at this stage and will need time to soften.” Antonio Galloni
" Michael Keenan’s collection of vineyard parcels at high elevations on Spring Mountain created a totally delicious 2017 Reserve. Its pure mountain-blueberry essence is hard to find outside of a sunny August day spent eating blueberries straight off the bush. There’s also a brighter glimmer of red fruit, seeming to reflect off the mineral tannins as the flavors leap out of the glass. A chef friend remarked on the complexity of this wine and how it would be easy to drink a lot of it: ‘The tannins are kind of perfect, begging for teriyaki beef.’ Those fruit tannins have a delicacy and freshness that’s rare in any vintage, and may be a marker for the best of the 2017s.”-- Joshua Greene, Wine & Spirits Magazine
|Wine Style||Red Wine|
|Varietal Composition||90% Cabernet Sauvignon 10% Cabernet Franc|
|Appellation||Spring Mountain District|