Robert Keenan Winery Mernet Reserve Napa Valley Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$94.99

A fantastic Merlot/Cab blend from Keenan's Spring Mountain vineyards. Rare release.94+ points Robert Parker: "The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend Mernet Reserve, which is a blend of 50% Merlot, 44% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Cabernet Franc, may well be Michael Keenan’s favorite wine. Only 500 cases were produced. Chocolaty cassis, graphite, spice box and plum are all present in this sensational blend that should age beautifully for 15-20 years, although most people will have consumed it by year ten. It is remarkable that 2012 is the fourteenth vintage that this proprietary blend has been produced, and it seems like its just yesterday I first tasted it. The color is a handsome, opaque purple. The wine is extremely impressive and still very youthful. Another one or two years of age will round it into more complex shape.......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. They’ve certainly found their groove, so to speak, in this last 10-15 years. One particular strong point has been their Cabernet Franc."                                             

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Ratings on Delectable

Scott Rose

2012 vintage.l. Spearmint, sage, trail dust & Rainier cherries on the nose. Fairly big tannins framing a long baking chocolate/fudge/espresso finish. A deft, medium bodied affair.

2012 vintage.l. Spearmint, sage, trail dust & Rainier cherries on the nose. Fairly big tannins framing a long baking chocolate/fudge/espresso finish. A deft, medium bodied affair.

9.2

Matt Miller

Hints of sawdust on the nose. A three-layered, rolling explosion of dark fruit from the initial taste, much like getting hammered by a thee-hit combo from a professional boxer. Medium tannins through the middle. The finish seems to pull the flavors into a nice balance. An absolute superb wine.

Hints of sawdust on the nose. A three-layered, rolling explosion of dark fruit from the initial taste, much like getting hammered by a thee-hit combo from a professional boxer. Medium tannins through the middle. The finish seems to pull the flavors into a nice balance. An absolute superb wine.

9.5

Ronnie Fung

Gina

Gina

8.9

Richard Haynes

Plum, tar, graphite, violets, herbs & cedar. Very Bordeaux-like. Great #Napa red!

Plum, tar, graphite, violets, herbs & cedar. Very Bordeaux-like. Great #Napa red!

9.5

Scott Rose

Love this mountain fruit. The merlot from Spring Mountain is a different beast.

Love this mountain fruit. The merlot from Spring Mountain is a different beast.

9.2

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