Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 | 100pt master Nils Venge Best Ever?
Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 presents a ruby-red core with density and inviting brightness in the rim. Its aromas feature raspberry, wild strawberry, and steeped red roses, with a mineral-rich note of graphite and pencil shavings. The mouthfeel is elegant and complex. While full of dark cherry, cocoa, and a savory ferrous quality that resolves in rich, elegant tannins. Drink now – 2028
Before we say anything about the Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, know that it won’t last long. A member-favorite Cabernet crafted by 100-point master Nils Venge in the all-time great 2016 vintage. Of course, it’s bound to disappear into the cellars of members who clamor for Keenan offers. And having bestowed the winery with a 4.5-out-of-5-star rating over 25+ release
From the Robert Keenan Winery
The Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 were Sourced from the jagged peaks of Spring Mountain in Northwest Napa Valley, Keenan is literally in a realm of its own. Founded over 40 years ago, their estate vineyards overlook Napa Valley from a rugged perch well above the fog line. That’s where Stanford-educated Robert Keenan—an insurance guy turned winemaker overnight—had settled, while his contemporaries were setting up shop down in the valley.
A mountain Cabernet, rested at the winery. While it’s now blossoming with aromas of raspberry, wild strawberry, and steeped red roses. And accented by a mineral-rich note of graphite and pencil shavings. While boasting an elegant mouthfeel that speaks of its high-altitude origins. Yet, it’s complex and integrating nicely, full of dark cherry, cocoa. And a savory ferrous quality that resolves in rich, elegant, mellow tannins.
About Michael Keenan
So, Michael Keenan is known for leading the team that produces the mouth-watering merlot, cabernet sauvignon, syrah, zinfandel, cabernet franc and chardonnays for which Keenan Winery is known. But he is also deeply appreciated for his dynamic personality, tongue-in-cheek humor, and accessibility. While you may have the opportunity to meet with him in your town by attending one of the many winemaker dinners. Notably hosting these with the chefs, sommeliers, wine critics, wine bloggers and fine restauranteurs around the United States and the world. So, these events are oftentimes kept quite small and intimate. Hence enabling invitees may get to know him, the hosts, the wines, delicious food pairings, and each other.