Ehren Jordan's biography reads like something out of a Ken Kersey novel. While a young adult studying art history and classic archeology at George Washington University, he took a part time job in a retail wine shop. The experience convinced him to flee to the West, eventually settling in Aspen, Colorado, where he skied, worked busing and waiting tables and eventually becoming a resident sommelier. Armed with the accumulated experience from his retail and restaurant exposure, he set his sites on the coastal region of California.
The 2016 Pinot Noir Keefer Ranch offers a big perfume of rose petals, strawberries, sappy forest floor, and spice. It?s medium-bodied and elegant on the palate, with good acidity, yet the focus is on its core of sweet red fruits.