Cart

Search Results for: keever

2016 KEEVER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Marked by an alliance of elegance, intensity, and balance, Keever Vineyards is a small family estate located on a 6-acre rock-laden hillside Southwest of Yountville. Planted and farmed by renowned viticulturist Jim Barbour, the vineyard sits at the foot of the Mayacamas Mountains, where the earth has eroded from the slopes over millennia. Guided by taste, not laboratory numbers, the fruit is harvested at the full physiological ripeness and under the guidance of Celia Welch, whom you might recognize from Scarecrow, Barbour, and Dalla Valle.

At Keever, each vineyard block ferments separately and with individual attention, ensuring absolute quality. In the cellar, gentle handling is foremost, supported by gravity flow and vibrating sorting tables where the wine team meticulously inspects every grape, removing any that are less than perfect.

Created with resolute intent on highlighting the best features of each vineyard block and seamlessly blended to represent the highest quality wine possible each year, every decision made at Keever executed with the highest regards to quality. At around $100, this is one of the most undervalued Napa Cabernets.

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States

Read more

2016 KEEVER “INSPIRADO” PROPRIETARY RED

Keever Vineyard’s motto is that great wine should tell a story, and theirs is an inspiring tale written by a passionate family of proprietors and some of the most talented winemaking and farming in the industry. It takes place on a 6-acre rock-laden hillside Southwest of Yountville, nestled at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains where the earth has eroded from the slopes over millennia. Then add in Jim Barbour, one of the absolute top grape growers, and Celia Welch, a legendary winemaker. We’ve had the Inspirado on our best seller’s list for years, and the 2016 vintage is among their very best yet.

Appropriately named Inspirado, which translates to Inspired, this release was penned with 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, and drafted with Merlot and Petite Verdot. It envelopes your taste buds with rich, scrumptious textures, and intermixed are fine details of rocky minerals, cocoa dusted black fruits, and vanilla bean.

The wine was authored by Celia Welch, whom you might recognize from Scarecrow, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, Dalla Valle, and at under $100/btl, this is one of the best wines in the shop, period.

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States…

Read more

2015 KEEVER NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Keever Vineyards in Yountville, has everything necessary to make world class wines, including legendary winemaking, prime vineyard location, and a 3rd component that you won’t find on a winery tech sheet, which is outstanding people. The Keevers are always friendly, and they’re a special part of the Yountville community. Olga, her husband Bill and daughter Ashley all come by our shop in Yountville, and we’re thrilled to support their wines.  Their winemaker is Celia Welch, and you might recognize her artistry from Scarecrow, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, Dalla Valle… Their 2015 Cabernet is deep, rich, and filled with chocolate dusted berries, ripe plum, cherry pipe tobacco, baking spices and vanilla bean. The long, elegant, expansive finish is a hallmark of the Keever wines and they’re always a joy to behold.

Rising from a blockbuster vintage in Napa Valley, and one Vinous describes as producing “opulent, voluptuous wines with real personality…,” Keever’s 2015 Cabernet has a monstrous center core of fruit and the piercing clarity and definition that I look for in upper echelon Cabernet.  On the palate the wine lures you in with scrumptious textures that come layered in black cherry, espresso roast, and sweet vanilla.  

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States…

Read more

2015 KEEVER “INSPIRADO” PROPRIETARY RED

Occasionally, we offer a wine so great that it becomes an object of legend, and Keever Inspirado tops that list…  Appropriately named Inspirado, which translates to Inspired, the wine was carefully constructed by Celia Welch who’s an absolute legend.  You might recognize her artistry from Scarecrow, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, Dalla Valle… The 2015 Inspirado is stunningly rich and yet finely detailed, opening up with baked blackberries, dried mulberries intermixed with holiday spices, cocoa dusted raspberries and vanilla bean. The long, elegant, expansive finish is a hallmark of this wine, and it’s so compelling that it always leaves me thinking about the wine long after tasting it.  At under $100/btl, this is one of the best wines in the shop, period.

A blend of nearly 80% Cabernet Sauvignon that’s inspired with additions of Merlot and Malbec, the 2015 Inspirado envelops your taste buds with rich, scrumptious textures that come layered in black raspberries, espresso roast, scorched earth and dried cherry.  Anybody that’s tasted earlier vintages of Inspirado has likely already skipped ahead to the order button.  If you haven’t experienced this one yet, don’t wait…

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States…

Read more

2014 KEEVER “INSPIRADO” PROPRIETARY RED

Occasionally, we offer a wine so great that it becomes an object of legend, and Keever Inspirado is at the top of that list.  Appropriately named Inspirado, which translates to Inspired, the wine was carefully constructed by Celia Welch who’s an absolute legend.  You might recognize her artistry from Scarecrow, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, Dalla Valle… The 2014 Inspirado is even richer and more opulent than the 2013, opening up to a basket of ripe berries intermixed with holiday spices, black chocolate and vanilla bean. The long and expansive finish is a hallmark of this wine, and it’s so compelling, that it always leaves me thinking about the wine long after tasting it.  At under $100/btl, this is absolutely stunning…

A blend of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon that’s inspired with additions of Merlot and Malbec, the 2014 Inspirado envelops your taste buds with rich, scrumptious textures that come layered in sweet blackberries, espresso roast, scorched earth and dried cherry. This is, without a doubt, one of the best bottles in the shop under $100/btl right now…

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States

Read more

2013 KEEVER “INSPIRADO” PROPRIETARY RED

When I first tasted Keever’s 2013 Inspirado (Inspired) for the first time, to say that I was inspired by the quality would be an incredible understatement.  A better name would have been Infatuated, because that’s exactly how I felt after trying this wine.  With a resonant finish that lasts longer than nearly any wine that I’ve ever tasted at this price point, and expansive flavors so deep and compelling, that they leave you thinking about the wine for days after tasting it, this is a wine that you simply shouldn’t miss…  It’s authored by Celia Welch, (Scarecrow, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, Dalla Valle…)  And just in case you may not be familiar with Celia’s artistry, a testament to Celia’s winemaking ability is the fact that she made 5 cases of 2012 Scarecrow that sold for a record $260,000 at the Premiere Napa Valley Wine Auction…

Checking in at 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, inspired by additions of Merlot and Malbec, the 2013 Inspirado saturates your taste buds in otherworldly levels of opulence. And while there are a lot of great Napa Valley Cabernet based wines available at under $100/btl, few approach this level of quality.  I have a strong suspicion that the critic’s will feel the same, and I simply wouldn’t wait for the scores to come out…  It will be too late…

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States

Read more

2016 CORNERSTONE NAPA VALLEY MICHAEL’S CUVEE

A vineyard’s location is paramount for wine grapes and their winemaker’s ability to produce a great wine. To-Kalon Vineyard in Oakville consistently yields fruit with the potential to become a world-class wine. Notably, Oakville Station Vineyard consists of two plots, both walled by To-Kalon grapes. The site is farmed and owned by the University of California at Davis and plays a vital role in advancing the quality of grape growing. Few wineries have access to their grapes, but lucky for us, Cornerstone does, and they make just 200 cases.

Cornerstone’s 2016 Michael’s Cuvee balances the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, the plushness of Merlot, the intensity of Cabernet Franc and ties them in with Oakville’s notorious complexity. The wine has a deep, compelling style with rich fruits intermixed with spices, rocky minerals, and floral notes.

Kari Auringer made this stunning wine, and Kari worked under Celia Welch at Cornerstone and contributed to the fame of some of the Napa Valley’s most luminous names, including Scarecrow, Keever, Kelly Fleming, and Corra, to name just a few.

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to Some States…

Read more

2016 CORNERSTONE ATLAS PEAK CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Cornerstone Cellars is a foundational producer, and when wedged into the under one hundred category for Napa Cabernet, they are tough to beat. Their brand’s fundamental attribute is cemented in top-level winemaking and access to some of the most expressive vineyards in Napa Valley. Their 2016 Atlas Peak Cabernet arose from Dr. Jan Krupp’s iconic Stagecoach Vineyard, revered for well-drained soils producing powerful berries laced with volcanic subtleties.

This stunning wine was composed by Kari Auringer, who worked under Celia Welch at Cornerstone and contributed to the fame of some of the Napa Valley’s most luminous names, including Scarecrow, Keever, Kelly Fleming, and Corra, to name a few.

This wine makes its splash from one of Napa Valley’s most outstanding vintages, and one that the Wine Spectator ranks as the highest-rated vintage since 1997. The 2016 release brings superior concentration, scrumptious dark fruits, and killer focus.

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States

Read more

2016 YOUNT RIDGE NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

Did you know that many of Napa Valley’s most extraordinary and highest-scoring wines are blends? Just look at Harlan, Dominus, OPUS ONE, and Insignia… It’s clear that Napa isn’t only capable of producing world-class Cabernet Sauvignon grapes, but other Bordeaux varieties thrive. Yount Ridge is strategically positioned directly South of OPUS ONE and next-door to Cardinale, and there they have 20 acres of organically farmed vineyards planted to iconic Bordeaux varieties… And wait until you see who makes their wine.

Celia Welch, who’s an absolute winemaking legend, produces the wines at Yount Ridge. You might recognize her artistry from Keever, D.R. Stephens, Barbour, and Dalla Valle, to name a few…

The 2016 vintage was a star at our recent tasting, and it’s a blend of 4 of the top 5 Bordeaux varieties; Petite Verdot, Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet Sauvignon. They housed the wine for 20 months in oak, and this wine is coming up on two years in the bottle at this point. It’s absolutely rocking now and will age for another decade.

Ground Shipping Included on ANY Mixed 15 bottle Case to some States

Read more

Wine Country Connection

Warehouse & Offices

3633 Regional Parkway, Unit 145

Santa Rosa

CA 95403

800-294-9463 (WINE)


Wine Shop & Tasting Room

6484 Washington St. Suite E

Yountville, CA 94599

Newsletter Signup

    Your Name (required)

    Your Email (required)

    How did you hear about us? (required)

    Log in

    Cart

    Wine Country Connection
    Must be 21 or older to enter. You must be of legal drinking age to enter this site.