Keenan Mernet Reserve Spring Mountain District 2005
A blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon and 50% Merlot (350 cases). It exhibits a deep ruby/purple hue in addition to an attractive bouquet of white chocolate, licorice, and sweet blueberry and red cherry fruit, medium to full body, and well-integrated tannin, acidity, and wood. This Margauxlike red can be enjoyed over the next 10-15 years
2005 marks Keenan’s 7th consecutive vintage of "Mernet" (mare-nay), our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. Each blend has been half Merlot and half Cabernet, but no two wines have had the same vineyard combination.This year the Merlot half is 45% Estate Merlot from our “Upper Bowl” vineyard and 5% Merlot from the Napa Carneros, and the Cabernet half is all Clone 7 Cabernet Sauvignon (a UC Davis clone) from our big “K” Estate vineyard.