Style
Red
Type

Still

Winemaker

Michael Keenan

Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Viticulture

The vineyards are situated above the dense layer of fog that creeps up the Napa Valley most evenings. Consequently the vines warm up earlier in the morning and stay warm through the night. The combination of warm temperatures, steep hillside vine rows and gravelly soils promotes more stress on the vines leading to increased intensity in the finished wine. The Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from the Napa Carneros region and Pope Valley, a grape growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa.

Soil

Low vigor soils and steep, rocky mountainsides.

Vinification

De-stemmed, then fermented for ten to fourteen days.

Aging

Barrel aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak for twenty months.

Available Sizes (L)

0.750