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2018 Keller Estate "Precioso" Pinot Noir

 

Every vintage we search for the most outstanding barrels that showcase the most spectacular attributes of the vintage. A few magnificent gems amongst our barrels emerge which are worthy of our Precioso bottling.  We create a wine worthy of cellaring that shows the true potential of the Keller Estate property.

Upon first glance, deep and penetrating, red and black in color. Aromas mesmerize with red cherry, raspberry, orange peel, white pepper, and rich baking spice aromas. It seduces with a juicy and silky midpalate before finishing long with lingering memories of cedar, cherries, and raspberries.  

With a higher percentage of new French oak and fruit from the property best representing the vintage, the Precioso wines made by Winemaker Julien are a true testament to the Petaluma Gap and Keller Estate. Coupled with an ideal growing season like 2018, this bottling is especially spectacular. A winemaker's dream vintage that wine lovers hope for every year.

 

Technical DETAILS

Production 44 cases Oak 50% New French Oak
Harvest Dates Sep. 4 2018 Alcohol 14.63%
Clones 828, Pommard pH 3.66
Fermentation Native yeast Total Acidity 5.44 g/L
Aging Window 2021-2032                              Facts 6-day cold soak and meticulous sorting and racking regiment before barrel selection and final blend

 

 

 

 

 

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