Bottle Notes, Pinot Noir

2014 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 Rivers-Marie. 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.

Ruby red in color. 14.2% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves, sarsaparilla and baking spices. Medium body with perfect acidity. Lush, elegant and fruit forward. Bing cherry, pomegranate, strawberry and earth on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Exceptional Pinot Noir from a prized vineyard. Best over the next 2-4 years.

My rating: 93 points.

The 2018 vintage of Kanzler will be released via the mailing list this Spring. The wine is fairly priced at about $60 per bottle. Highly recommended.

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