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Our New Favorite Pinot- Keller Estate

Aug 8, 2012 4:19:06 PM

So far this year we have tried about 350 Pinot Noirs and very few of them leave us with the "WOW" factor. The 2009 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir was among those few.

The winery is located in Petaluma Valley in Sonoma County a region know as the Petaluma Gap. Fruit from the Petaluma Gap is known to go into some of the finest Pinot on the market. ( Kosta Brown, A.P. Vin and Sojourn)

The 2009 Keller La Cruz Pinot has a deep red, with complex notes of tea, cinnamon, blackberry and rose petal. A full body Pinot that has layers of berry and spice intertwined to perfection with a lingering finish. So far everyone that has tried a bottle has been back to stock up. It has been one of our fasting selling Pinot's this year. So don't miss out and get yourself a bottle to try! 

93 Points Wine Spectator- Deep, with rich, well-defined blueberry and raspberry flavors that are floral-scented, spicy and layered, ending with fine-grained, black tea-laced tannins. Drink now through 2021.

2009 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir ($32.99)

Highly Recommended! The Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Pinot Noir is the wineries flagship Pinot Noir because of its quintessential balance of structure, fruit, and minerality from the estate. The 2009 Pinot Noir is all about balance, elegance and finesse. This is the best expression of the wineries estate’s terroir; red fruits, rose petals, spice, mineral and earth mingle in a richly textured wine.

Knockout Pinot Noir (A Must Have)

Mar 28, 2012 1:26:32 PM

Before leaving work yesterday I was handed a 2009 Thomas Fogarty Santa Cruz Mountains Pinot Noir to try out. Once I was home I prepared a small plate of salami, cheese, Italian olives and bread to pair with my Pinot Noir. The 2009 growing season was noted as one of the top vintages for pinot noir to ever hit the state and they have been flying off our shelves. Thomas Fogarty has been one of my long time favorite producers in the Santa Cruz AVA. Excitingly, I poured myself a glass! The color was a beautiful garnet, the nose was deep cherry, fig, and hints of soft spices. On the palate the wine was rich, complex, fruit forward with mountain cherry and great balance on the finish. I was certain this pinot was in the $40 price point. When I arrived to work the next day the first thing on my mind was to see the price on the Fogarty pinot. In utter shock I couldn't believe my eyes the price tag read $23.99, one of the biggest steals I have seen for a pinot noir in a long time. If you are a Pinot Noir fan this is absolutely worth having a few bottles.

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