Robert Keenan Spring Mountain Reserve 2013
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2013 marks the 37th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 13th consecutive vintage of “Reserve” Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard now in its sixteenth year has hit full maturity. This year’s blend consists of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 from our “Upper Bowl” estate vineyard, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 15 from our “Big K” estate vineyard and 5% Merlot from our “Mailbox” estate vineyard. Deep aromatics, piercing and precise, a full rich saturated mouth feel, and a long lasting multi-layered finish define this exemplary blend. The 2013 Reserve Cabernet also shows a distinctly savory note on the finish that appears to be a signature aspect of the entire vintage. Enjoy now or decades from now. Cheers!
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District|
Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from their Spring Mountain estate has a more saturated purple color, beautiful texture, loads of blueberry and blackcurrant fruit and a touch of spring flowers. This is clearly mountain, cool-climate Cabernet with full body, sweet tannin and impressive purity. This beautiful wine from Robert Keenan can be drunk now or cellared for 20 or more years.
VinousThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep and powerful from the get go, with beams of supporting tannin and acidity that give the wine its sense of proportion. There is plenty of nuance in the dark fruit, along with terrific aromatic complexity, but today the tannins are imposing, to say the least. Readers should be prepared to cellar the 2013 for at least a few years, but even that may not be enough. This is another terrific example of the vintage.