92pts James Suckling
If you like things oaky, then this will appeal with its slightly bourbon-like edge of freshly sawn wood and an array of herbs and brambly red to dark fruit. The palate offers ripe plums, laced in tight with assertive wood character and hints of toffee to close. The oak needs to settle in. Try from 2022.
90pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple colored with a plums, cassis and baked berries nose with violets, cedar, cigars and earth. The medium to full-bodied mouth is firm and grainy with decent concentration and an earthy finish.
Keenan’s Estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes were harvested beginning on September 10th, with the final lot being picked on September 26th. After harvest, the fruit clusters were de-stemmed, then fermented for ten to fourteen days. The wine was barrel aged in thirty-three percent new French and American oak for twenty months.
The blend was assembled just before bottling. The Estate grown Cabernet imparts amazing concentration and remarkable structure, while the portion of Cabernet harvested from Pope Valley adds complex aromas and a balanced mid-palate.