Keenan Winery rated best winery in Napa Valley California for producing top range of wines that reveal wonderful character
Online PR News – 01-July-2015 – St. Helena, CA 94574 – Keenan Winery rated best winery in Napa Valley California for producing top range of wines that reveal wonderful character, combined with complex, tight-knit tannins, great structure, and definitive age-ability. We make wine from using only the finest grapes to the Portuguese cork in the bottle, the Keenan commitment to quality is consistent.
2013 Chardonnay Spring Mountain District
Keenan's 2013 Chardonnay was hand harvested, de-stemmed, and then gently pressed. The juice was fermented and aged in primarily used oak barrels. The wine was left on the lees and the barrels were stirred weekly. No secondary or malolactic fermentation was carried out, leading to the crisp, citrus character of this wine. The wine was bottled after approximately seven months of aging in the cellar. The finished wine shows citrus, ripe pear and green apple in the nose. Hints of lush white peach are noticed as the wine opens up. The sur-lie aging has added richness and complexity, and a touch of toasty oak returns on the finish. Like all of Keenan's wines, this Chardonnay Napa Valley is a food worthy wine whose crisp acidity and medium body will accompany awide variety of food fare.
2014 Napa Valley Summer Blend
Keenan's Summer Blend is a white wine composed primarily of Chardonnay. As with past vintages a portion of Viognier has been added to our Chardonnay. Viognier is a light-bodied Rhone varietal that has an intense, fruity bouquet showing ripe melon, peaches and floral aromas. In addition the 2014 Summer Blend contains a small amount of Albarino, a white grape that began being cultivated in the US in the mid 90's. The Albarino and Viognier supply an array of fruit characters to the nose of the finished blend, while the Chardonnay supplies structure and additional aromatics. The lighter body of the blend prompts us to add "Summer Blend" to the label. This is a great wine to enjoy on a warm summer evening. Aromas of ripe peach, lemon zest, and pineapple augment the concentrated floral nuances. This is a medium bodied Napa Valley Mountain Wines with crisp acidity and mouth filling flavors. Just a hint of toasty oak shows up on the finish.
2011 Zinfandel Napa Valley
Keenan's 2011 Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown in Calistoga and on Keenan's Spring Mountain District estate. The Zinfandel grown in Calistoga supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas, while the Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit and complex earthy nuances. Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed then fermented in small lots. Primary fermentation lasted seven to ten days. The Napa valley zinfandel wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The finished wine shows intense black cherry and raspberry fruit in the nose, while hints of black pepper and vanilla add complexity. This is a rich, full-bodied Zinfandel that will accompany a wide array of foods, but we suggest anything barbecued - smoky barbecued flavor is a great match for the Keenan Zin.
2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
The 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan's Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa. The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced midpalate.
Keenan Napa valley winery produces nearly 14,000 cases per year. The reputation of the Keenan Merlots was solidified in 1988 when tastings of the Keenan Merlots against the world famous Petrus wines (Merlots) resulted in a virtual draw.