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2013 Merlot Napa Carneros

2013 Merlot Napa Carneros

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Vineyard Notes

2013 Keenan Merlot Napa Valley, Carneros

Keenan has harvested Merlot grapes from the Napa Carneros district for many years. The “Carneros” is the southern region of Napa closest to the San Pablo Bay and is known for producing high quality Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. Merlot grown in the Carneros tends to be very fruity and soft with distinctive spicy nuances.

Keenan began purchasing Merlot from the Carneros to blend with the estate Merlot grown on Spring Mountain. The two wines are a great match; the Carneros Merlot softens the dense, powerful wines produced from the estate grown fruit. But, in 1999 we were so happy with the quality and distinctiveness of our Carneros Merlot, we decided to bottle a small amount on its own. We continue to bottle a few hundred cases of Carneros Merlot most years.

The 2013 Carneros Merlot shows jammy blackberry and raspberry aromas. Nuances of spice and cocoa emerge as the wine opens up. Silky mouth-feel and well-balanced structure allow it to show wonderfully with a variety of well seasoned dishes.

Production Notes

590 cases
Vintage 2013
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Merlot
Acid 0.58 g/100ml
PH 3.58
Bottling Date 5/13/15
Residual Sugar Dry
Alcohol % 14.3
Size 750 ml