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Kosta Browne Single Vineyard Wines

2016 Keefer Ranch, Pinot Noir

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

Facts of Note

BARRELS

10 types of new French oak barrels used

FERMENTATION

3% in concrete egg

PLANTED

1988

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 in the grapes we farm here.


In 2013, we were delighted to strengthen our relationship with this iconic Pinot vineyard by purchasing 20 acres. We are proud to continue Marcy Keefer's legacy by producing incredible wines.

2016 Keefer Ranch Russian River Valley - Kosta Browne Winery



Vineyard
Details

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

Technical
Details

Fermentation
63% stainless steel tank / 22% concrete tank / 15% wood tank / 2% whole cluster / 3-5 day cold soak / 9-15 day fermentation
Oak
46% new French oak / aged 16 months
Alcohol
14.1%
pH
3.55
TA
5.9 g/L

Tasting
Notes

Nose: Aromas of strawberries, raspberries and lemons.

Mouth: Full to medium body with bright acidity and a linear, vivid finish.