Keever Vineyards

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 91
Vintage

2009

Keever Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

5 cases produced

The 2009 Keever Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is a quintessentially elegant Napa Cabernet. This lot is the BEST of OUR BEST and you deserve to own it! The tannins were ripe at harvest, so it is approachable (and scrumptious) early on, but has the structure to live a long and very delicious life. Our rocky hillsides on the west side of the valley just south of Yountville produce outstanding fruit and we have narrowed in on the best part of the vineyard for this very special lot. Yet again, Barbour Vineyards and Celia Welch rock! Partake and enjoy!


Aging Process

Approximately 2 years in 85% to 90% new French Oak in the Keever Winery's cave.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Celia Welch

Winemaker, Keever Vineyards

Winemaker, Celia Welch

Celia Welch has been making award-winning wine for more than 30 years in the Napa Valley and was honored as Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year in 2008.

Country born: United States

Education: 1982 -Degree in Enology from UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 30+ years

Honors / Awards:
2008 Food & Wine Magazine's Winemaker of the Year and several others

Winemaking Philosophy:
Much has been said about "terroir" over the last two decades, but exactly how to capture the flavors of a specific vineyard often proves a tricky balance. Harvesting on that perfectly-sharpened knife-edge between underripe (firmer tannins, less aromatic intensity) and overripe (jammy, dark, sweet fruit, but not site-specific) requires not only tremendous patience, but also a level of attention in the vineyard as well as in the winery.
My philosophy of winemaking involves developing gorgeous, full, complex and elegant wines that speak of a certain corner of Napa Valley. They sit gracefully at your table and compliment your cooking. They recall memories of a season and share those with you. They enchant you.

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6525 Washington Street
Yountville  CA  94599-1300
707-531-7053

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