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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2018 Keefer Ranch,

A candy store of clones in the coolest part of the region

Facts of Note

VESSEL

Three different fermentation vessels were used

CLONE

The wine is made up of 7 different clones from a selection of blocks throughout the vineyard

FERMENTATION

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.

2018 Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley, Pinot Noir - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Keefer Ranch
Clones
115, Pommard, 777, 828, Calera, Swan, 2a
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
Bi-lateral Cordon
Soil
Goldridge and Josephine Loam

Technical
Details

Fermentation
50% stainless steel / 25% concrete / 25% wood / 4% whole cluster
Oak
54% wood tank for 4 months / 52% new French oak for 17 months / 38% stainless steel for 4 months
Alcohol
14.3%
pH
3.62
TA
5.49 g/L

Tasting
Notes

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.