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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2014 Keefer Ranch, Pinot Noir

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

Facts of Note

CLONES

A fine collection

PLANTED

1988

FARMING

Estate property

This Estate vineyard lies within Green Valley, in the southwestern corner of the Russian River Valley. Here, gently rolling hills harbor some of the coolest conditions within the appellation - fog, breezes and fresh nights help vines balance their ripening with warm afternoon sunshine. A heralded property, Keefer has been in the Kosta Browne family since 2005 and we are drawn to the terrific natural acidity and elegance we find in the grapes we farm here. Classic Goldridge soils offer Pinot Noir an ideal home.

In 2013, we were delighted to strengthen our relationship with this iconic Pinot vineyard by purchasing 20 acres. Marcy Keefer continues to be at the helm of Keefer Ranch and we are proud to continue to have her as part of our grape growing family.

2014 Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Keefer Ranch
Clones
115, 2A, 777, 828, Pommard, Swan, Calera, 114, 23
Orientation
East/West
Trellising
Bi-lateral cordon
Soil
Goldridge and Josephine Loam

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton stainless steel & wood open top tanks / 5 day cold soak / 8-11 day ferment / 100% destemmed
Oak
40% new French Oak / 16 months
Alcohol
14.6%
pH
3.5
TA
6.2 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Crunchier red fruits. Pomegranate, cranberry, lingonberry, vanilla. Keefer stands out.

Mouth: Ripe red cherry and raspberry, medium body with bright acidity and concentrated fruit flavors. Velvet smooth finish.