Keller Estate - 2020 Estate Chardonnay

Keller Estate - 2020 Estate Chardonnay

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  • Winery is located in Petaluma, California
  • Tastings Room open by reservation only
  • Produce ~3,000 cases annually focusing mainly on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Syrah. 

Over 30 years ago, our family began producing organically farmed Estate wine to capture the distinct soil, topography, and climate our property. This terroir-driven philosophy enables us to guide the process from vine to bottle, creating beautifully balanced and expressive wines with a true sense of place.
The 2020 vintage was vastly characterized by a series of environmental challenges, putting vineyard crews and winemakers to the test. The season started well, growing conditions were nearly ideal. Spring frost was an issue for some of our neighboring AVA’s, but our windy site was spared any frost. An August heat spell accelerated ripening, resulting in an early start to harvest and yielding a small crop. However, when the fire broke in Bodega bay on Sunday, August 24th the same wind-protected our site from frost brought days and days of smoke. Immediate sampling, analysis, and micro-fermentations allowed us to determine how to proceed.

2020 Chardonnay - Oro De Plata - Petaluma Gap

  • 273 Cases Produced
  • Petaluma Gap
  • Fermented in Stainless Steel and aged in neutral oak
  • 100% Old Wente Clone
  • Harvest date September 10, 2020
  • Bottled date June 8th, 2021

Tasting Notes:
Bright aromas of lemon curd, crisp green apple, and jasmine excite the senses, while notes of orchard fruit meld with creamy lees and mineral nuances on the palate. The elegant balance of fruit, acid, and rich mouthfeel leads to a long, rounded finish.
"The 2020 Chardonnay Oro De Plata is bright with lime zest, crushed rock, and fresh pear that carries over to the palate. Medium-bodied and silky textured, with fresh, energetic citrus and mineral lift, this white delivers a very pure and clean style to enjoy over the next 6-8 years." Audrey Frick