The 2016 Keenan Mailbox Vineyard Reserve Merlot from the winery's estate vineyard in the Spring Mountain District offers aromatic hints of violets and a signature earthy spiciness that leads to a chocolaty creaminess and rich, dark, full-flavored fruit on the palate. The finish is beautifully layered, deep, elegant and very long.
Varietal Composition: 100% Merlot
Appellation: Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley AVA
Production: 500 cases
92 Points - Vinous
"The 2016 Merlot Reserve Mailbox Vineyard is powerful, deep and resonant, and yet also retains a striking sense of classicism in its structural feel. Savory and floral notes add aromatic intrigue to this deceptively medium-bodied wine. Graphite, mint, lavender and black cherry are some of the many notes that develop as the 2016 opens up in the glass." -AG, Dec/2018