2014 Keenan Napa Valley Zinfandel
TASTING NOTES Keenan’s 2014 Zinfandel is made up of grapes grown primarily on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District estate. The Estate Zinfandel imparts structure, ripe black fruit and complex earthy nuances. Zinfandel grown in Calistoga makes up the remainder of the blend and supplies spice and briary red fruit aromas. Once harvested, the grapes were de-stemmed then fermented in small lots. Primary fermentation lasted seven to ten days. The wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for eighteen months. The finished wine shows intense black cherry and raspberry fruit in the nose, while hints of black pepper and vanilla add complexity. This is a rich, full-bodied Zinfandel that will accompany a wide array of foods, but we suggest anything barbecued – smoky barbecued flavor is a great match for the Keenan Zin. WINE DATA Alcohol: 14.3% Total Acidity: 0.65 grams/100 ml pH: 3.89 Residual Sugar: Dry Bottling Date: May 03, 2016 Production: 640 cases Blend: 100% Zinfandel
The 2014 Keenan Zinfandel is a beautifully made, plush but balanced wine from the off-the-hook great 2014 vintage here in Napa. It has a wonderful mix of spicy red fruit --- and a solid dash of oak that adds some dark cocoa, allspice and sweet coffee spice. So good, crazily drinkable and a mind-blowing gift for anyone at this price! VinFormant | 94 Points| “Top 10 2018”.