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2017 Keller Estate El Coro Pinot Noir


Sitting at the ridgetop of the Estate, this vineyard's loam soils are very exposed to the Petaluma Gap wind. The twenty-acre Pinot Noir block is a jewel offering a trifecta of extraordinary complexity, delicate aromatics, and structured tannin.

The 2017 El Coro Pinot Noir shows an array of bright hibiscus, vanilla, damp earth, and dark cherry aromas. In the mouth, layers of classic flavors like black cherry, forest floor, and pomegranate encounter exhibits of red plum and cassis. The fine tannins are rounded out with a hint of cedar and cinnamon in the finish. There is a juxtaposition of intensity and delicacy with this wine.

A tasting with Erin Brooks of the Wine Advocate was hosted by Julien and Ana. We're proud to report just how much she liked our El Coro sighting an open nose with warm dusty earth over a core of bright berries. Silky and elegant, it offers lovely spiciness woven with a mesh of very fine tannin.     

94 points



  Production 108 cases     

  Oak 25% New French Oak, 11 months 

  Harvest Dates September 5-12, 2017

  Alcohol 14.4%

  Clones Graftings from La T√Ęche, 828, 667, 777

  pH 3.62

  Fermentation Native Yeast   

 Total Acidity 5.67 g/L

  Aging window 2020 - 2029  Facts No stem inclusion





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