2013 Keenan Cabernet Sauvignon
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $49.94 (reg. $53.94)
"Keenan has been on a real high-quality roll for a number of years, and they are among my favorite wines in Napa Valley, combining power and complexity." - Robert Parker
Keenan is one of Napa Valley’s classic names, and they have made some pretty stunning wines since their inception in the 1970’s. Always focused on producing reliable, traditional, quality wines, Keenan never pushed into the astronomically priced world of the super-cult Napa Cabs like many upstarts in the 90s, instead focusing on producing just darn good mountain Cabernet. All the better for us since today we can enjoy an exceptionally well-made Cabernet from one of Napa’s all-time greatest vintages for just under 50 bucks!
Based in one of Napa’s most select terroirs, Spring Mountain, Robert Keenan aimed his focus at classic Napa varietals. Today, his son Michael Keenan has continued to steadily ratchet up the quality of the wines year in and year out, replanting vineyards, upgrading to solar, and more. Today, Keenan has never been better, having “found their groove” according to Robert Parker, and is now “one of the shining stars, not only of Spring Mountain but all of Napa Valley."
Keenan’s 2013 is a phenomenal representation of the extraordinary vintage with “plenty of nuance in the dark fruit, along with terrific aromatic complexity” (AG 93+pts). Having avoided the cult Cab trend that dominates the narrative in Napa, Keenan’s classic, traditional style is well worth the buy as it will provide wonderful drinking pleasure over the next two decades. 2013 will go down as the vintage to have for Napa Valley, so grab some today and enjoy! Cheers!