Estate Cabernet from hillside vineyards in Yountville, west side.
Celia Welch, winemaker.
Connor Swanson, harvest intern.
Powerful yet nuanced Cabernet that purrs with elegance. Deep Ruby plums, ripe blackberries and cherries coat the palate with silky smooth tannins that lead to sweet pipe tobacco and mocha on the finish. 4% Cabernet Franc. 944 cases made.
The Keever Vineyards 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is something special... and not just because I played a part in making it (...but maybe in spite of that fact.)
From 6 estate acres of hillside Yountville Cabernet Sauvignon (less than a mile south of "Missouri Hopper.") Rock Star Winemaker, Celia Welch (Corra, Scarecrow, Barbour, Kelly Fleming and more) serves at the helm.
This is powerful yet nuanced Cabernet that purrs with elegance. Deep Ruby plums, ripe blackberries and cherries coat the palate with silky smooth tannins that lead to sweet pipe tobacco and mocha on the finish.
As Keever's harvest intern in 2012, I was amazed by the thought and detail that was put into every step of the winemaking. A meticulously clean winery and caves, precisely executed work orders and proper use of top-quality winemaking equipment were all part of the day-to-day. Cellar Master Jason Keever stayed on top of every task we were given, and the entire Keever staff was ever-present in making sure their good name wasn’t spoiled by some green intern who was more comfortable with kitchen knives than he was with forklifts, de-stemmers and Waukesha pumps. It was an experience I will never forget, and consider myself truly lucky to be able to share this wine with you today.
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