The ‘07 Merlot has been aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak barrels for
eighteen months. The resulting wine shows intense aromas of black cherry, blackberry, and
cassis. Complex nuances of cocoa and coffee bean emerge as the wine opens up. This is a
"big" Merlot that will age for many years to come.
"A delicious Merlot, drily tannic and rich in blackberries, cherries and chocolate. Nearly as good as the winery's much more expensive Reserve. Great with grilled steak with sauteed mushrooms."
"The seductive, soft, plush 2007 Merlot offers a luscious combination of herb-tinged mocha, chocolate-infused black cherry and currant fruit, plum, and anise. The complex aromas are followed by a lush, succulent wine with dark fruit flavors showing a hint of spicy oak. This beauty should drink well for 10-12 years.
As I have written in the past, Michael Keenan has done a fabulous job of ratcheting up the quality of the wines from this Spring Mountain estate. Some of the finest wines of Napa Valley are emerging from Robert Keenan Winery."
The Wine Advocate