Lot #39 KELLER ESTATE WINERY

OMNIA BONA

Pinot Noir
  • Keller Estate
  • Petaluma Gap

2021
5 CASES

ABOUT THE WINE:

“Omnia bona sperantibus” is the latin for ‘all good things come for those who wait.’ Since this is a wine that will need more time in barrel and later in bottle to really mature, it was only natural to call this barrel auction lot “Omina Bona.” The 2021 growing season produced an outstanding harvest at Keller Estate. Smaller than average berries gave this wine an amazing concentration of flavor. German-born Julien Teichmann’s holistic perspective of winemaking, which is described as European with a modern California flair, has perfectly balanced what the vineyard has produced with complementary time in the cellar, to create a stellar wine that will be enjoyed for many years.

Keller Estate is located in the Petaluma Gap AVA. The family planted its first vineyard in 1989 and produced its first vintage of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the family property in 2000. Sustainability and regenerative farming is at the heart of everything they do. Today, Keller Estate is directed by Ana Keller, with a passion to showcase the terroir’s natural bright acidity, minerality, layered tannins, and bright fruit.

Keller Estate has two main vineyards with different exposure, soils, and plants. La Cruz Vineyard sits close to the Petaluma River with its mineral-rich and clay soils, and El Coro Vineyard sits on the ridgetop with loamy soils. Both are exposed to the cool Petaluma winds every afternoon. The concentration of flavor in “Omina Bona” was created by the skin to pulp ratio in the berries and translated into a concentrated juice with a particular balance between the phenols to tannic brightness. This wine will need more aging but will turn into a robust and full-bodied wine. Still ever present is the trademark bright Petaluma Gap acidity, which will ensure a graceful aging process.

WINEMAKER(S): Julien Teichmann

ESTIMATED BOTTLING DATE: August 2022
ESTIMATED SHIPPING DATE: September 2022

National Distribution: CA, IL, NY, NC, Washington, DC

International Distribution: Please inquire for more information.

A winemaker dinner or store visit is offered in your market as part of this lot. Must be scheduled on a mutually agreeable date.