Keystone Ranch was planted in 1889 on the banks of the Entiat River, just a stones throw from the mighty Columbia. Native Americans camped, gathered berries and hunted here each fall. Pioneers planted 125 acres of apples, pears and cherry trees and sold them under the Keystone Fruit Company label for decades. Now a new generation has planted wine grapes in this unique terroir. The grapes are grown in alluvial stony soil, watered with the pure mountain snow melt of the Entiat Glacier, crushed, fermented and gravity flowed into our century old cellar for aging. Enjoy!
The 2015 Keystone Pinot Noir is comprised of fruit grown at Keystone Ranch. Most of the Pinot came from two blocks along ancient Entiat River riverbed. A small percentage from a new hillside vineyard (“Mirador”) was added as well. The Keystone fruit is made up of Pinot Noir Dijon clones; among them, Pommard, 117, 118 and 777. The 2015 Pinot is true in color, tending toward bright red hues. The tannins are soft, allowing the characteristic che1Ty and strawberry flavors to shine. Feedback has focused on food pairings of rich fish, such as salmon, and light meat, such as pork tenderloin.
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