Thirty-three years ago my father came to Napa searching for property where he could establish a winery and vineyard and produce Bordeaux-style wines that would compete with the best of the first growths. Without any formal training he knew that he wanted vineyards in a mountainous setting, anticipating that this would be essential for making wines of great concentration and complexity.
The 2006 vintage is our 30th vintage. In these 30 years we have gone through a lot and learned a lot. Never before have we been able to make a 100% Estate Cabernet Sauvignon bottling exclusively from the two Bordeaux clones that we have growing in our vineyards, 50% Clone 15 and 50% Clone 337. This truly is power meeting polish, a fitting tribute to my father’s original vision.
Michael C. Keenan
Robert H. Keenan 5/13/24 – 11/17/06
Cliffewood Wine Syndicate
111 Center Street
Little Rock AR 72201-4405