(2000 Vintage) The Merlot Reserve is composed primarily of fruit grown on Keenan’s Spring Mountain District Estate; ninety-five percent of this wine is from the "Lower Bowl" vineyard. The Lower Bowl Merlot possessed additional concentration and richness, so a portion was set aside to produce a Reserve wine. As blending trials progressed, it was decided that the wine would be enhanced by a small amount of Keenan’s Napa Carneros Merlot. Only five percent of the Carneros Merlot was added, just enough to soften the...
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