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High-end Values: ’09 Keenan Cabernet ($39.95, RP93)

September 9, 2013 High End Values  No comments

keenan-cab_LRGAfter visiting Napa Valley several times in recent years, I've come to an important (as wine goes anyway) conclusion.  The best wines come from the mountains.  Yes, it's called Napa VALLEY but it's really the mountains surrounding the valley that produce the best stuff.

One of the top wine estates, Keenan, is on Spring Mountain on the northwest side of the valley.  On our last visit, we stopped into the rustic winery and were greeted with incredible cheese and even better wines.  It makes sense when you look at their neighbors: Pride, Vineyard 7 & 8, Juslyn and Cain to name a few.  These are some of Napa's best and increasingly where the very best winemakers like Heidi Barrett of Screaming Eagle fame go to make their wine (Fantesca is her new project).

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