Keenan 2016 Merlot Napa Valley
2016 Keenan Merlot Napa Valley
NVWE Notes: 2016 is a truly fine vintage at Keenan, which this bottling demonstrates. The aromas are a rich broth of dark cherry, black raspberry, fig, sweet vanilla, baking-spice, toffee and dark forest earth scents. This wine is dominated by Spring Mountain fruit, so the tannic backbone is noticeable, yet the flavors come on strong and linger. The lasting memory is of palate-coating black raspberry and dark sour cherry tied to rich savory notes of briar, toffee and foresty spice. Fine dinner wine already, it will grow in dimension for several more years. 3000 cases produced.