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Keller Estate Pinot Gris Sonoma Coast la Cruz Vineyard 2005

External Review by Appellation America:

Keller Estate is the southernmost winery in Sonoma Coast. It’s also a whole lot closer to San Francisco Bay than it is to the Pacific Ocean, which forms the appellation’s western edge and, in the popular imagination, its most salient feature. Keller Estate pokes a tasty hole in that theory, and proves what the appellation’s original architect, Brice Jones, has argued for decades: what makes Sonoma Coast work as an appellation is how the wind courses through it, not where the waves hit the rocks.That wind bends the Keller Estate vines hard to the east every afternoon in summer, kicking the warm temperatures down two or three dozen degrees overnight. One great result is this Pinot Gris. It’s as naturally sweet as any dry white wine can be, filling your mouth with juicy stone-fruit and lychee flavors. It’s also as bracing as a clean breeze, with grapefruit, mineral and spice qualities keeping the texture lively and your taste buds awake. Excellent aperitif and could work well with seafood, lighter pastas, and subtler cheeses.

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Keller Estate:
A visually stunning winery at the gateway to the Sonoma Wine Country. Keller Estate features unique architecture, world-class landscape, original art and elegant wines from a distinct terroir. Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the terrace. Everything you taste at Keller Estate has been grown and produced on site. Highly regarded for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Keller Estate also showcases ... Read more
A visually stunning winery at the gateway to the Sonoma Wine Country. Keller Estate features unique architecture, world-class landscape, original art and elegant wines from a distinct terroir. Bring along a picnic to enjoy on the terrace. Everything you taste at Keller Estate has been grown and produced on site. Highly regarded for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Keller Estate also showcases unique wines available only in the tasting room including Rosé, Pinot Gris, Syrah and sparkling wine. Tasting Room Thursdays thru Sundays from 11:00am to 4:30pm. No reservation required. Read less

External Reviews for Keller Estate Pinot Gris Sonoma Coast la Cruz Vineyard

External Review
Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

Keller Estate is the southernmost winery in Sonoma Coast. It’s also a whole lot closer to San Francisco Bay than it is to the Pacific Ocean, which forms the appellation’s western edge and, in the popular imagination, its most salient feature. Keller Estate pokes a tasty hole in that theory, and proves what the appellation’s original architect, Brice Jones, has argued for decades: what makes Sonoma Coast work as an appellation is how the wind courses through it, not where the waves hit the rocks.That wind bends the Keller Estate vines hard to the east every afternoon in summer, kicking the warm temperatures down two or three dozen degrees overnight. One great result is this Pinot Gris. It’s as naturally sweet as any dry white wine can be, filling your mouth with juicy stone-fruit and lychee flavors. It’s also as bracing as a clean breeze, with grapefruit, mineral and spice qualities keeping the texture lively and your taste buds awake. Excellent aperitif and could work well with seafood, lighter pastas, and subtler cheeses.




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