Mark Aselstine
 
February 13, 2013 | Mark Aselstine

Keefer Ranch Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard 2010

About Keefer Ranch: We’ve been told privately by a few winemakers that this Keefer Ranch selection might turn into the next cult Pinot Noir, then the San Francisco Chronicle ran the story, Keefer has been growing grapes for close to three decades now and wineries which buy from them is a virtual whose who in Sonoma Pinot Noir: Kosta-Browne, AP Vin, Freeman, Siduri and Failla among others, making this an intriguing choice.  It’s also incredibly rare that a vineyard would sell their best fruit.  At 309 cases with a wine that is truly family made, vineyard owner Marcy Keefer continues to oversee the vineyard while her son Craig handled winemaking duties, this is a wine that we’re proud to feature based on not only the vineyard designation, but also the ability to showcase a wine which may well be a household name within a few vintages.

 

Tasting Notes by the PrinceofPinot:  The nose blossoms over time offering lovely scents of black cherries, nutmeg, cut flowers, and underbrush. A little darker and more intense than the 2007 offering, but remains a feminine style with pleasing delicate dark red cherry fruit, gossamer tannins, an alluring silkiness, with an intense cherry flavored finish. Beautifully balanced. Not offering all it is capable of now, this wine deserves further cellaring for at least a year
 

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