Keeler Estate Vineyard

Owner(s) Craig Keeler, Gabriele Keeler
Web site www.keelerestatevineyard.com
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Keeler Estate Vineyard

Located on Rice Lane east of the town of Amity, Keeler Estate began as an overgrown 200-acre farm bought by the Keelers in 1989. Gradually and methodically, vineyards were planted and farmed biodynamically. The vineyard is Demeter Biodynamic certified, as well as possessing LIVE, Stellar Organic and Salmon-Safe designations. The 30 planted acres include Pinot Noir clones 667, 777, 115, 943, Pommard 4 and 5, and Wädenswil. Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling are also planted.

The winemaker is Darcy Pendergrass who is the winemaker at nearby Amity Vineyards. Estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Pinot Gris Reserve and Chardonnay are offered. Production is less than 1,000 cases under the Keeler label. Most of the grapes are sold to Montinore.

Contact the winery's website to purchase wine. The winery is open by appointment during the summer.

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Reviewed Wines

2014 Keeler Keeler Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Oregon Chardonnay

13.5% alc., pH 3.45, TA 0.60, RS < .2g/L, 156 cases, $28. Released June 2015. Whole cluster pressed, aged 8 months on lees in 65% once-filled French oak barrels and 35% stainless steel. Tartaric acid addition. · Light golden yellow color in the glass. Aromas and flavors of crisp apple, pear, pastry cream and brioche. Very satisfying, with bright acidity and a pleasing apple-driven finish. Score: 90. Reviewed November 6, 2015 ARTICLE »

2013 Keeler Keeler Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.59, 191 cases, $38. Released September 2015. Harvest Brix 21.7º-22.2º. Pommard, 115 and Wädenswil. 100% de-stemmed. Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 28% new. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Delightful aromatic array including plum, black cherry, dried herbs, spice, rose petal and cedary oak. A discreetly concentrated styled wine in this vintage, with mid weight plus flavors of black cherry and black raspberry, embellished with savory dried herbs and a woody note. Nicely composed with corralled tannins and some finishing length. Score: 90. Reviewed November 6, 2015 ARTICLE »