2007 Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Spring Mountain District
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Community Tasting Notes 27

  • CWilliam wrote:

    July 20, 2014 - I thought I had my last bottle of this 1 year ago but it was actually 4-2011. Previous note: Menthol / cassis / black licorice / floral / plum on nose & palate. Full bodied yet silky on the palate.

    Decanted for 30 minutes and served with grilled chicken. Black licorice, menthol, blackberry on nose with similar palate profile. Medium+ body, nice acidity & long finish. Excellent with grilled chicken. Preferred this to several 94+ rated Syrahs (2010 Shafer Relentless, 2009 Donelan Obsidian, 2005 Clarendon Piggot Range Syrah) had the night before. 93+

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  • oenophilemoose wrote: (87 points)

    May 29, 2014 - Decanted for three hours. Full aromatic nose but surprised by the mid-weight mouth feel since I expected a full bodied experience. Typical of cab franc, this wine expressed dark fruit on the palate but was highlighted with sweet cherries and dusty tannins on the finish. My impression is that it felt “watered down”. Somewhat disappointed since I'm a huge fan of Michael Keenan and most of his efforts.

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  • Franklin 10 wrote: (92 points)

    January 20, 2014 - Decanted 1.5 hours. Dark in the glass with aromas of fresh dark fruit and a floral touch. Moderately concentrated flavors echoing the nose. Elegant in balance with soft tannins and a medium finish. Excellent. Drink now or hold.

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  • bonedoc wrote: (93 points)

    January 14, 2014 - Took a while to open up, about 90 min then revealed perfume, nothing vegetal as often cab franc has, nice concentration, medium finish. Nothing to complain about, but nothing to get too excited about either. Will drink another 5+.

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  • Billiken Likes this wine: (94 points)

    January 5, 2014 - Awesome wine.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/23/2010 (link) 92 points

    (Robert Keenan Winery Cabernet Franc Spring Mountain District) Eucalyptus, tart red fruit nose; tasty, eucalyptus, tart red fruit palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Robert Keenan Winery
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (2%)
  • In Cellars 520 (65%)
  • Consumed 265 (33%)

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