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 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.
Crimson in color. 14.5% ABV. Gorgeous nose of red fruits, cloves and cherry cola. Medium body with perfect acidity. Light and elegant with pretty upfront fruits. Cherry, strawberry and baking spices on the palate. Tremendous length on the finish. Absolutely delicious and everything I expect and adore about Kanzler Vineyard. Best over the next 2-3 years.
My rating: 93 points.
The 2021 vintage of Kanzler will be released via the mailing list next Spring. The wine is fairly priced at about $60 per bottle. Highly recommended.