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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2015 Keefer Ranch, Pinot Noir

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

Facts of Note

FERMENTATION

Christened new wood open top fermenter

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 and 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.

2015 Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

Vineyard
Keefer Ranch
Clones
Calera, Pommard 4, Pommard 5, 114, 115, 23, 2a, 777, 828, Swan
Orientation
North/East
Trellising
Bi-lateral Cordon
Soil
Goldridge and Josephine Loam

Technical
Details

Fermentation
5-ton wood tank / 8-ton open top / 16% wood tank / 13% concrete tank / 3 day cold soak / 9-14 day ferment
Oak
31% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
14.2%
pH
3.43
TA
7.1 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Very aromatic with blueberry and blackberry on the nose.

Mouth: Full to medium body, tight and linear. Racy and so fine. Tangy acidity with structure and a long finish.