Wine Spectator | Rating: 94Aromas of cola, black licorice, loganberry, mineral and spice are tight, structured, focused and concentrated, fanning out nicely on the finish. Gains depth and detail, ending with a red candy aftertaste.Author: James Laube
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93Bright ruby. Complex, seductive bouquet of raspberry preserves, gingerbread, potpourri, cola and a hint of star anise. Silky and expansive, with serious heft to its red fruit flavors but surprising elegance too. Fresh, precise and sappy on the finish, which echoes the red berry and spice notes.Author: Josh RaynoldsIssue: May/June 2011
Wine Advocate | Rating: 92The 2009 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch Vineyard is an unusually restrained wine, a Russian River Pinot. Bright red fruit, cranberries, sweet flowers and spices are some of the many notes that flow across the palate. This is one of the more silky wines in the lineup. All of the elements flow together gracefully in this beautifully balanced Pinot. Bright, lively acidity reappears to frame the elegant finish. The Keefer was made with 100% destemmed fruit.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 379 bottles owned
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