2016 Keeler Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills, Oregon Pinot Noir
This Oregon Pinot Noir has a flavorful French flair, with a complex nose and creaminess that extends across the palate.
Country: United States
Brand: Keeler Estate Vineyard
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Item #: 47289
About This Wine:
It’s a gorgeous setting, with the snow-capped Cascade Mountains to the east and the spectacular coast of the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Keeler Estate is part of the Eola-Amity American Viticultural Area, a region blessed with the cooling Van Duzer winds from the ocean during the warm ripening season. The winds help retain good acidity and balance in the grapes, helping to ensure similar qualities in the wine.
Both French oak barrels and a concrete egg were used for aging the 2016 Keeler Estate Pinot Noir. The lack of corners of the concrete egg means that the wine moves easily during fermentation (similar to a vortex), and the small circumference at the top allows the cap to stay submerged. Basically, the vessel does much of the hard work while enhancing the engaging texture and minerality of the wine inside.