The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is composed primarily of grapes grown on Keenan's Spring Mountain District Estate; the remainder of the fruit was harvested from Pope Valley, a grape-growing region located in the eastern portion of Napa. The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.
Bold and juicy, Keenan's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is super-expressive today. Dark cherry, plum, grilled herbs, mocha, spice and licorice are all front and center. The 2018 is deep and fleshy yet retains a classic, mid-weight feel that works so well. Drink it over the next decade.
- Vinous, 93 pts.
Rich, meaty cabernet with aromas of stewed plums, dark cherries, dried thyme, black olives, charred wood and smoked meat. Full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Dark and concentrated. Chewy finish. Try after 2023.
- James Suckling, 92 pts.