Keenan 2015 Spring Mountain Reserve Mernet 1.5L
2015 is our 17th consecutive vintage of "Mernet" (mare-nay) our proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. This year the blend is 50% Merlot, all coming from our “Upper Bowl” vineyard, and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 15 from our “Big K” vineyard. The resulting wine is a seamless blend with an emphasis on high-toned sweet delicious rich fruit with an almost hidden depth and structure. Enjoy now or decades from now.
This selection from Michael Keen- an’s vineyards near the top of Spring Moun- tain blends merlot and cabernet sauvignon in a powerfully structured red. It needs two days of air for the flavors to clarify, its ini- tial high-toned spice and honeyed perfume turning savory, toward tobacco and resinous herbs, while the earthiness of the tannins lends an austere grace. With its mountain- grown intensity, the wine will benefit from cellar time, or from decanting alongside braised lamb.