Sky Pieces refers to the most difficult puzzle to complete, a reference to the complexity of this wine
Conditions were unusual during harvest with low yields, very warm early weather and a slow maturing crop
Fully developed flavors at lower brix make for a layered blend
95% estate Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% estate Cabernet Franc
Lower-than-average yields and warmer-than-average early September temperatures usually make for a very rapid and difficult harvest. Not so in 2015 - inexplicably slow maturation was the reality. Perhaps it is the age of the vines now. This blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc, all from our high elevation estate vineyards, are now 17 to 18 years old. Perhaps with age comes Beauty and Grace?
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
Winemaker, Keenan Winery
Began drinking wine at the age of 10. Worked under Joe Cafaro for Keenan's first harvest in 1977. Became director of Keenan Winery in 1998.
Country born: United States
Education: None - learned by experience.
Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years
Natural; allow the terroir and vineyard selection to let varietal character show through.
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