2011 Sandler Wine Company Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • Sonoma County
  • Russian River Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • swillpower Likes this wine:

    October 24, 2016 - Enticing lifted aromatic of cranberry, cola, a bit of toasted nuts. A decent acid backbone, but the main impression is round cola, cherry, and rhubarb. A very well-made wine that makes one wonder why the vintage is so maligned.

  • LisaAdam Likes this wine:

    October 5, 2016 - First Sandler we have tried. Met expectations. Initial taste medium-high acid became well integrated with an hour of air. Very enjoyable medium weight Pinot.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • LesPaul Likes this wine: (89 points)

    September 7, 2016 - Leads with the lively acidity I associate with this vineyard, followed by a still pleasant but heavier separate underlayer that doesn't quite seem like it's from the same wine. Smells great, and the overall flavor is as charming as all the Sandler Pinots' - just that darker, slightly lingering characteristic that takes a bit of the fun away.

    UPDATE: over a couple of hours the wine integrated much more, became quite cohesive. Unfortunately for my taste the more lugubrious aspects subsumed the brisk, friendly entry. Still, just so very well made, especially for a "difficult" vintage in which quite a few California Pinots were just duds.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Charlie Carnes Likes this wine:

    August 8, 2016 - Goodness! Do I love Sandler. I was blown away by the limpid, beautiful and pure 2014. Now I am well into the 2011 and it is also outstanding. It it light bodied like the '14, but the red fruit perception is a little darker, and the color is as well. Add some pretty spice, too! Like the other, the wine begs to be drunk, and that I did, down to the last drop.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • leadpencil wrote: (91 points)

    July 27, 2016 - Light - medium bodied. Raspberry, Bing cherry, pine needle

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sandler Wine Company
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Keefer Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Sonoma County
  • Appellation Russian River Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 54 (44%)
  • Consumed 68 (56%)

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