Keenan Napa Valley Syrah 2014
In 1974 Robert Keenan purchased 180 acres in the Spring Mountain District at an elevation of 170 feet, located on the eastern slope of the Mayacamas mountain range. The historic estate has been planted to grapevines since the late 19th century. The history of Keenan Winery turned a new direction when Michael Keenan took over leadership of the estate in 1998. Shortly thereafter, he and the team made the decision to replant the vineyards to increase grape quality. In addition, we built a solar power system that went on-line in 2007 and now supplies all of the estate’s energy needs, including the winery, administrative offices, visitor hospitality area, and the homes located on the property. The Napa Valley Vintners have recognized Keenan as a “green” winery.
The 2014 Keenan Syrah grapes were grown in the Coombsville and Atlas Peak regions of south eastern Napa. The grapes were picked late in the season, and then whole berry fermented in small half ton boxes. After fermentation the wine was aged in French and American oak barrels for seventeen months. Only 500 cases produced.
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