Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Keenan - 2004 - Cabernet Sauvignon - Napa Valley

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Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon was an amazing bottle of wine. We enjoyed it a few weeks ago at Lark Creek Steak in San Francisco and the wine seemed to get better and better. The bottle is moderately priced at $45.00 but the aroma and flavors will knock your socks off.

The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate, with the other fruit from selected vineyards within Napa Valley. Typically the grapes are harvested at the beginning of September and the final ones at the end of the month. Grapes are processed and fermented for almost two weeks. The barrel is a combination of new French oak and American oak, and the wine is aged for twenty months.

Excerpt from Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s, The Wine Advocate
Issue # 168, December 26, 2006

92 Points

“Classic aromas of cedar, black currants, licorice, graphite,
and spicy oak emerge from the full-bodied, powerful,
opulent, opaque purple-colored 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon.
This concentrated, rich, impressively-endowed Cabernet is a
steal for the price. Moreover, it should drink well for 15 or
more years."

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