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2012 ROBERT KEENAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 750ML
2012 ROBERT KEENAN CABERNET SAUVIGNON RESERVE 750ML
 
Bottle Price $129.99
Sale Price $94.99
Year 2012
Size 750ML
Color Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country United States

Product Code: 2812895
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High in the Mayacamas Range, at an elevation of 1,700 feet above the Napa Valley floor, are Spring Mountain and the Robert Keenan Winery and vineyards. This area was first identified as prime vineyard land by Peter Conradi in the late 19th century when he planted 100 acres of terraced vineyard in Zinfandel and Syrah grapes. The Conradi Winery operated until Prohibition when the vineyards and winery fell out of use. In 1974, Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres of forest on the defunct Conradi Winery site. No vines remained. Only the crumbling walls of the former winery and a few old broken tanks told of its history, but Robert was certain the mountain top vineyards would be perfect for an estate winery. He replaced tree stumps and rocks with rows of Cabernet and Chardonnay, hired an engineer to redesign the original winery structure, and brought in a contractor to begin construction. The winery was made operational just in time for the harvest of 1977. From that time on, Keenan has earned a great reputation for producing wines of intense character and renowned acclaim.

While the beauty and history of the land are appealing, it is the richness of the soils that makes the hillside perfect for an estate winery. These soils are, in great measure, responsible for the dramatic intensity of the fruit associated with the ultra premium wines produced at Robert Keenan Winery. The winery recently completed a solar power system on their property. The system will supply all of the winery's power needs. The estate wines will carry the "Solar Powered and Sustainably Farmed" phrase on the label.

TASTING NOTES: The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the estate in Spring Mountain Vineyards is the thirty sixth vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery. This wine has 7% Cabernet Franc added into the blend and 700 cases were produced. A blockbuster wine for sure, with an inky/purple color, sweet creme de cassis, graphite, chocolate a hint of charcoal and burning embers almost as if it wanted to behave like a Graves from Bordeaux. This is full bodied, very rich, powerful and still moderately tannic. It's a baby for sure, but what an impressive one. This wine needs a good 3 4 years of bottle age and should keep well for 25 30 years at the minimum.
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