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Vineyard: Keeler Estate

OwnerGabriele Keeler
AppellationEola-Amity Hills
Dates Planted2007-2011
Acres30+
Aspect230-450 feet elevation, southern exposure.
SoilsLoamy sedimentary rock, Steiwer, Steiwer-Chehulpum, Hazelair, Chehalem-Carlton
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones115, 667, 777, 943, Pommard (UCD 5), Pommard 4
ManagersCraig Keeler

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2014 Keeler Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.73, TA 0.64, 143 cases, $38. Not yet released. Made from Keeler Estate Vineyard organically grown grapes. 45.25% W├Ądenswil, 36.5% Pommard, 18.25% 115. 100% de-stemmed, aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 73% neutral and 27% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of wild berries, mulch, earth and a hint of pungent volatile acidity. Ripely fruited, with flavors of black grape, boysenberry and dark chocolate. Well proportioned tannins and a modestly intense, sweet berry finish. Score: 87. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Keeler Estate Vineyard Reserve Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.74, TA 0.59, 196 cases, $48. Released to wine club members, not released to public yet. Made from organically grown grapes. 67.75% Pommard, 35.75% 115, 2.5% W├Ądenswil. 100% de-stemmed, aged 9 months in French oak barrels, 40% new. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. The fruit pushes the ripeness envelope, but never finds over ripeness. Aromas of dark berry preserves lead to a rich and luscious assortment of purple and black fruits that saturate the palate in waves. The wine becomes more expressive over time in the glass, offering a sterling balance between fruit fatness and structured tannins, finishing with an explosion of sweet boysenberry goodness. Enjoyable now, but this wine will benefit from another few years in the cellar. Score: 91. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Keeler Estate Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Chardonnay

12.8% alc., pH 3.80, TA 0.53, 74 cases, $28. Released December 2015. Made from organically grown grapes. Clones 96, 95, 76 and 44. Whole cluster pressed, aged 10 months on the lees in 62% once-filled French oak barrels and 38% new. · Moderately light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Aromas of lemon-lime, peach skin, Vegemite, sea breeze and floral bouquet lead to a citrus-driven wine with a hint of peach and green herbs. The wine displays nice polish, although the fruit seems under ripe. Score: 87. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »