2001 Keenan Mernet
"A blend of 50% Merlot, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, the brilliant 2001 Mernet (less than 300 cases produced) combines the elegance of Bordeaux with the power and richness of Napa Valley. A saturated ruby/purple color is followed by sumptuous aromas of licorice, black currants, and spice box. Medium to full-bodied, with a delineated, fresh, pure, lively palate, this concentrated, yet surprisingly accessible 2001 should drink well young yet age for 12-15 years. Bravo!"