Keller Estate's story begins in 1989 when the first Chardonnay grapes were planted by Arturo and Deborah Keller. In 1994 a small Pinot Noir vineyard was planted.
In 1998 Ana Keller, their daughter joined the adventure and in 2000 the winery produced it's first vintage. In 2018 with support and work from Ana Keller, the Petaluma Gap became an American Viticultural Ara (AVA). This marks a milestone in gaining recognition for the quality of the wines from this region.
The wine is fermented in stainless steel and once primary fermentation has finished, it is racked to neutral barrels for 8 months prior to bottling. It does not undergo malolactic fermentation enhancing the bright citrus appeal of this wine. On the nose, floral notes, green apple, tropical fruit, and earthy minerality dominate with similar qualities on the palate.
A complex mélange of briny, preserved lemon, apple crisp and caramel brittle, this wine is deceptively elegant and refined, with a dark, brooding finish.