Pinot Noir, ‘Keefer Ranch’, Failla
Planted first in 1988 by husband and wife team Robert and Marcy Keefer. Marcy currently farms 13 acres of Pinot and Chardonnay in the heart of the Russian River Valley’s Green Valley sub-region. Planted on Goldridge loam soil, vines sit well below the fog line for a cool-climate expression with afternoon sun exposure. This was Failla’s first vineyard-designate Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Calera and Swan clones were 100% destemmed. Aged for 11 months in 25% new French oak, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.