2017 Keller Estate La Cruz Vineyard Estate Petaluma Gap Pinot Noir

14.4% alc., pH 3.65, TA 0.55, 215 cases, $50. 5-day cold soak, native yeast fermented. Racked once for bottling and filtered. Backbone is Pommard clone with additions of 667, 777 and “828” clones. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Nicely perfumed with aromas of red cherry, red berry and spice. Mid-weight in style, with an unctuous core of black cherry and purple grape flavors accented with cedary oak. Silky in the mouth with impressive balance and some finishing length. I like this wine for its freshness and juiciness. Score: 91. Reviewed September 20, 2019

Winery: Keller Estate