Facts of Note
Three different fermentation vessels were used
The wine is made up of 7 different clones from a selection of blocks throughout the vineyard
17 different small-batch ferments
Planted in 1996, and featuring an array of elite clones, the dry-farmed Keefer Ranch is located in the coolest part of the Russian River Valley, where wind and fog lengthen the growing season and produce one of our most refined and graceful Pinot Noirs. We began working with this site in 2005, in collaboration with the legendary Marcy Keefer.
In the winery, we used an array of fermentation vessels to showcase different aspects of this remarkable vineyard. The resulting wine offers strawberry, rhubarb and boysenberry flavors that are fresh and precise, with plush tannins and radiant acidity adding to this wine’s elegant expressiveness.
Nose: Lifted, elegant red berry fruit aromas of just-picked raspberries, blackberry, and bright boysenberry.
Mouth: Compact, focused, and precise, with soft curves, integrated tannins, and a refined finish.