2008 Keenan Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 76% estate fruit and the rest from Napa’s Pope Valley. Its black/purple color is followed by abundant aromas of cassis, licorice, underbrush and graphite. Full-bodied and impressively endowed with stunning concentration, this may be the biggest, richest regular Cabernet Sauvignon Keenan has yet made. It should age effortlessly for 15-20 years.
Wine & Spirits
A rich, mountain-grown cabernet packed with high-toned fruit scents, this is focused on its formidable black tannins for the moment. Those tannins yield spice and smoky fire-pit scents along with an opaque minerality that shields the fruit. Built for the cellar, this should reveal more flavor complexity as the tannins begin to mellow.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright ruby-red. Aromas of cassis, plum, mocha, menthol, licorice and fresh herbs suggest a wide range of ripeness. Subtly sweet and supple in the mouth, with good herbal lift and intensity to the currant, chocolate and licorice flavors. Finishes with rather serious tannins that turned a bit dry with air.