Floral nose and blackberry fruit. Caught a hint of strawberry right after opening, but couldn't find it later. A bit of gravel mid-palate keeps the fruitiness under control. Relatively short finish with a little sweetness in the oak. Already a touch of brick to the color.
The wine has great smells of leather, melon, sandalwood, with a silky smooth taste of strawberry and currants, a mild dry balanced finish with few tannins as is expected from a Pinot, overall nuanced, interesting, easy drinking and tasting great.
Again - very tasty -light on its feet, sweet delicious Pinot - full of fruit, maybe lacking some complexity. but nicely balanced with good cherry acidity and fine silky tannins. Nice juicy cherry fruit finish.
Nose of sassafras, vanilla, and etoh. Gobs of sweet, pure, wild berry fruit, turning slightly creamy over a few hours. Also tasting graphite, violets, and etoh. Medium finish with fine, integrated tannins. Slightly weak in the midpalate. Should go a few more years, but don't see any need to cellar.
Note - similar to the last bottle - this was incredibly delicious - maybe not overly complex, but showing great pinot character and lots of sweet blackcherry fruit with nice acidity and soft dry tannins. Juicy, Sweet, Excellent.
Falltacular 2012 (FMIII in the OC): Of the various vineyards, I can detect Keefer more than any other. There's a bright sweet cherry note on the attack that gives it away. This was probably the 4 Keefer in the line up and I enjoyed them all equally. This wine might be slightly more fruit foward which is expected. Crowd favorite.