Recognized as one of California’s grand cru-caliber Chardonnay vineyards, Keefer Ranch has produced a rich and beautifully textural wine, with enticing aromas of stone fruit, citrus and honey. On the palate, lovely underlying tension and juicy flavors of peach and passionfruit emerge, carrying the wine to a long, resonant finish.
Following a wet winter and a cool spring, the 2019 growing season got off to a later-than-normal start. Throughout summer, the vines enjoyed warm, temperate weather, which ensured abundant hangtime for the grapes to slowly develop vibrant, complex flavors. During harvest, a few small heat events provided a final push to ripeness, producing white wines with alluring aromatics and bright energetic structures, and reds with beautiful concentration and color, excellent acidity and layers of pure, lush fruit.