2013 Keenan Spring Mountain District Chardonnay
Wine & Spirits
Barrel fermented without having gone through malolactic conversion, this is a firm, completely savory Chardonnay, gaining its viscosity from the richness of alcohol. The oak feels integrated, driving star-fruit flavors toward earthier tones of bitter almond. A full-bodied white for a veal chop.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Good minerality, crisp red currants and citrus emerge from this fresh, lively, medium-bodied 2013 Chardonnay. (RP)
Soft layers of faint lemon, fig and yellow apple stand out in this pretty, straightforward and slightly tart white, the whole of the palate lingering in long-lasting minerality. A versatile food wine, it offers a lot of elegance. (VB)
Praise for the winery from Antonio Galloni: "One of the historic wineries on Spring Mountain, Keenan produces a wide range of wines, mostly from estate vineyards, although the Napa Valley bottlings incorporate purchased fruit as well. The wines are powerful and structured, in a classically-leaning style." (09/2015)