Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2010 Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast – Bottle Notes

Kanzler Vineyards, located in California near Sebasopol, was founded in 1996 by Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Planted in 1996 in a former apple orchard, the vineyard quickly developed a reputation for producing world class Pinot Noir grapes featured in award winning wines from some of the finest wineries in Northern California, including Kosta Browne, A.P. VIN and Landmark. In 2004, the Kanzlers launched their own label featuring grapes grown exclusively from their vineyard. Alex Kanzler, the son of Stephen and Lynda, is the current winemaker.

Magenta in color. 14.7% ABV. Stunning nose of red fruits, cloves and fresh mushrooms. Light to medium body with medium acidity. Pretty and elegant. Bing cherries, cranberries, pomegranate and sarsaparilla on the palate. The finish is tremendous. Everything I expect in a Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Drink over the next 2-3 years.

My rating: 92 points.

The 2014 vintage of Kanzler was recently released via the mailing list at a price of $58. Highly recommended.

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