Keenan 'Spring Mountain' Mernet (2016)
2016 is the 18th consecutive vintage of Mernet (mare-nay) Keenan's proprietary marriage of Merlot and Cabernet. This vintage, the blend is 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 7 both varieties grown in their “Upper Bowl” 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.
Blended of 50% Merlot and 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, the deep garnet-purple colored 2016 Mernet Reserve is scented of baked plums, blueberries, black cherries, earth and tobacco with pepper and herbs hints. The medium to full-bodied palate is very firm, chewy and muscular, finishing earthy.