2010 Failla Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch
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2010 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Keefer Ranch (700 cases produced)
As always, the fruit was destemmed into open-topped fermenters and punched down twice-a-day, before aging sur-lie in French oak barrels, 1/3 new. Epitomizing the Russian River Valley "terroir ", the '10 Keefer carries the mantle of the highly-decorated '09 with dizzying aromas of baking spices, black current, sous-bois, licorice, and marzipan. Lush, silky texture and juicy fruit belie the structure of this wine's present tannins. We suggest mushroom risotto (think Chanterelles or Portobellos), and rich game bird pairings. Will age well for 7-10 years.