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2011 Failla - Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / SONOMA
  • 92 WA
  • 91 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 77880-2011-750-2B
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    A typical Russian River Pinot, the 2011 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch is juicy, generous and expressive. Dark red fruit, sweet spices and cola all jump from the glass. The Keefer is arguably the most exuberant of these 2011 Pinots from Failla. Accordingly, it will drink well pretty much upon release and for at least a handful of years beyond. I don't see a whole lot of pedigree for aging here, but the wine's near-term appeal is undeniable. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2019.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    Good bright red. Reticent, brooding nose hints at briary raspberry and cherry. Broad and sweet in the mouth, but not yet showing the cut and definition of the Whistler bottling. Fruit-driven cherry and raspberry flavors are complemented by a musky hint of porcini. Rich in texture but wound up tight today.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2013
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  • California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 95 bottles owned
    • 27 collectors