I do enjoy Keefer Vineyard fruit. Deep color with aromas of earthy black cherry and red fruit. Balanced, nice weight across the palate; flavors of earthy cherry fruit and baking spices. Nice finish. 90+ pts.
Ruby color, restrained black cherry, with subtle herbs, baking spice and long elegant finish. There is a tart acidity, which bodes well for further aging, but the screwcap makes me a bit nervous. Safer to drink now and aerate for a complex drink.
Argghh - kicking myself for not letting this breathe more - about an hour in this just blossoms. Lighter, smooth and with a wonderful tart thing happening. The fruits are succulent yet not over ripe; the mouthfeel well balanced; but the flavor and the finish deliver such lovely cherry/spice/grapefruit elements. Solid stuff.
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(AP VIN KEEFER RANCH PINOT NOIR) #1; COLOR-Pinot Noir color; NOSE-Bacon Fat, beautiful red radish & Jersey tomatoes, really extracted red fruit (cherry, strawberry, raspberry), Real Nice; TASTE-rubber glove taste, huge tannins & really ripe subtle fruits, disjointed at this point, hollow in the mid-palate, but will come together (way too young), seriously well-made, great cigar flavor, smokey bacon, scoring on potential, don't open until 2012; GV-92+
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