Robert Keenan Winery

Mailbox Vineyard Reserve Merlot

9.36 ratings
-no pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

3 good things about a 3 day weekend. Dodgers vs Padres with Kershaw on the hill followed by one of my favorite merlots. The mailbox reserve is right up there with Paloma and Switchback--rich, weighty and lush. Spring mountain does something with merlot that makes me seek them out. The '13 is still youthful and needs time to shed some tannin so I'd hold for optimum enjoyment.....and optimum enjoyment is always the goal. Happy Labor Day weekend 👷🏽💼🍷🍈🍈

3 good things about a 3 day weekend. Dodgers vs Padres with Kershaw on the hill followed by one of my favorite merlots. The mailbox reserve is right up there with Paloma and Switchback--rich, weighty and lush. Spring mountain does something with merlot that makes me seek them out. The '13 is still youthful and needs time to shed some tannin so I'd hold for optimum enjoyment.....and optimum enjoyment is always the goal. Happy Labor Day weekend 👷🏽💼🍷🍈🍈

Sep 2nd, 2017
Michael Meyer

My WOTN at a dinner with Michael Keenan (with some 15 different cuvées in tow, so settle in...). A bit more brooding than the ‘14. Still with great purity, but a bit more powerful and savory. “The Original” is a reference to the restoration of the Mailbox Vineyard to its original configuration, namely Merlot.

My WOTN at a dinner with Michael Keenan (with some 15 different cuvées in tow, so settle in...). A bit more brooding than the ‘14. Still with great purity, but a bit more powerful and savory. “The Original” is a reference to the restoration of the Mailbox Vineyard to its original configuration, namely Merlot.

Jun 20th, 2018
Stephen Jackshaw

My first turns two and we decided to have a little pre-party this weekend. I absolutely love this! It needs time but showed some wonderful fruit and balance. In time these usually gain complexity and are outstanding.

My first turns two and we decided to have a little pre-party this weekend. I absolutely love this! It needs time but showed some wonderful fruit and balance. In time these usually gain complexity and are outstanding.

Mar 13th, 2018
Ross Goldberg

Oh boy! Love this luscious merlot!

Oh boy! Love this luscious merlot!

Sep 29th, 2016
Michael Kirchner

Michael had this 4 years ago

Michael had this 4 years ago

Dec 31st, 2016
Brian Nickerson

Brian had this 4 years ago

Brian had this 4 years ago

Sep 14th, 2016