93 points Wine Enthusiast
"The nose of this wine is beautifully perfumed, suggesting whiffs of cherry blossom, graphite, plum and smoke. Black cherry and berry flavors seem delicate initially, but amass concentration and complexity with aeration, building layers of savory earth and tannin. A full-bodied, rich and expansive wine, it should improve well through 2030."
#7 Wine Enthusiast Top 100 of 2018
Vinous Reverie Notes
Winery: Cultivating expressive Burgundy varietals and nurturing small, historically important, vineyards and vineyards with steep slopes was spurred by Franz Keller Sr. who already fought for their preservation in the 1960’s. Our wine making approach has been inspired by the wines and the “savoir vivre” of our French neighbors. Since the beginning, it has been our goal to make wines which are the perfect accompaniment for good food. Our name stands for dry, refreshing and fruit-forward as well as complex, mineral-driven, and powerful wines. Therefore, an uncompromising and consistent quality awareness that starts in the vineyard is key. At Franz Keller, part of the environmentally friendly and gentle approach to viticulture are organic fertilization, mechanical vineyard cultivation, as well as planting cover crops in our vineyards. Additionally, we practice yield reduction through thinning and green harvest.