Tribute ll is a reprisal of the Premiere Napa Valley lot we made 10 years ago, honoring my father’s vision
This 2016 wine is 100% mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and our 40th vintage
The two clones that make up this lot were planted as bench grafts in 1998 and are now fully mature
Mature vines tend to ripen more slowly and more evenly, showing more depth and nuance
My father's vision in 1974 was to find a mountain site where he could make First Growth quality Cabernet Sauvignon. It took us 25 years to learn how to farm Cabernet Sauvignon sustainably and to vinify it properly. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, our 40th vintage, shows fantastic texture and range of subtle flavors, as well as the effortless power of the mountain.
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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