Robert Keenan Spring Mountain Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District|
2016 marks the 40th vintage for the Robert Keenan Winery and the 16th consecutive vintage of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon. This year’s blend consists of 31% each of the Cabernet Sauvignon clones 337, 7 and 412 along with 7% Cabernet Franc. Deep aromatics, piercing and precise, a full rich saturated mouth feel, and a long lasting multi-layered finish define this exemplary blend. Enjoy now or decades from now. Cheers!
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is dense, powerful and incredibly inviting. The 2016 brings together dense, unctuous fruit and terrific freshness. A classically built medium-bodied wine of the style that are seldom found in Napa Valley today. Hints of sage, lavender, espresso and menthol add aromatic intrigue, but it is the wine's balance and sense of proportion that I find most alluring today. This is a fabulous showing from Robert Keenan.
Containing 7% Cabernet Franc, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Spring Mountain offers up cassis, cedar, toast and earth on the nose with bay leaves, mint and chocolate nuances. Medium-bodied and elegant, it has firm, chewy tannins and is vibrant in the mouth, finishing with a minty lift.