"The 2014 Chardonnay Keefer Ranch is juicy, flavorful and open, all qualities that are typical of the Russian River. Orange blossom, apricot jam, mint, dried herbs and chamomile meld together. Drink this forward, voluptuous Chardonnay over the next few years. The Keefer Ranch is never especially complex, but it is delicious." –Feb-16
Keefer Ranch fruit was whole-cluster pressed directly into concrete egg fermenters (25%) and French oak (1/3 new) for about 10 months of aging.
Keefer Ranch is located in the headwaters of Green Valley Creek, with a gently-sloping, well-drained, south-facing exposure. Green Valley is one of the smallest appellations in Sonoma County, situated in the southwestern part of Russian River Valley. Defined by fog, Green Valley is the first place where the fog comes in and the last place where it burns off, making it the coolest, foggiest part of the Russian River Valley.