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2007 Robert Keenan Winery Merlot Napa Valley
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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2011

Red-ruby.  Redcurrant, coffee, graphite and herbs on the nose, plus a whiff of caramel.  Supple and smooth initially, with a redcurrant flavor, then turns a bit dusty with air, showing a lightly medicinal quality to its fruit.  Finishes with a light dusting of tannins.  This is far less expressive today than the 2008 Cabernet Franc.

89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Astumian10580638
The nose is fabulous with black fruit especially plum, spice, vanilla, cedar, the palate is huge, and very expressive of prunes, and stewed fruit. My sense is of a well aged, light, and very dry Madeira. The tannins are still quite strongly present, suggesting that this wine could age well for another decade or more. Really very nice!
by Fannin10580945
Four more of these have disappeared since the note above, with only one tasting note I didn't upload about a year ago. Now it is amazing. Big nose of vanillin oak, red and black fruit and spice box. Massive on the palate, but focused, and VERY long on the smooth finish. Just wonderful in general and fantastic with a pot roast and root vegetables. An honest five stars now, and six (bottles) are left! Life is good!
Great merlot - would buy again
by Tilton12440494
Very big merlot - more like a cab, smooth tannins

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About Napa Valley

Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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Merlot enjoyed a surge in popularity in the 1990s as consumers suddenly discovered that they could enjoy aromas and flavors similar to those of Cabernet in a fleshier, softer wine with smoother tannins. A wave of Merlot plantings followed, frequently in soils and microclimates completely inappropriate for this variety, and the market was soon...
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