on May 05, 2008
This was a different drinking experience than my first bottle consumed early this year. First time was a little astringent, but not this time. This was a very good merlot, quite probably the best I've had so far. Drank well right out of the bottle, no decanting. Very smooth, especially for merlot, and fragrant. Mountain tannins add bite. Nice purple color. No off odors or tastes, strong merlot fruit flavor. An unsung gem and a good bang for the buck. Would buy this Keenan wine again without reservation. Would drink within the next 3-5 years.
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