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Kanzler Pinot Noir Russian River Valley 2016

Rating

CWA96

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $65.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points

“Ripe, dense and dark with plum, strawberry jam, cherry, raspberry, açaí berry, rhubarb, cranberry, blood orange and black tea laced with spicy tannins. A touch of vanilla swirl around a darkness of allspice and cola are lifted on the finish by bold vibrancy and a wealth of texture.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
“We nurtured and tended our vines for four years and our first harvest was in fall 2000. In those first years we sold our grapes to wineries both known and unknown. Notable early customers were Landmark Vineyards, Flowers Vineyard and Winery, and Gary Farrell Vineyards and Winery. Unknowns included recently launched Kosta Browne Wines, Rhys Vineyards, and CL Wines. It didn’t take long for our clients to realize that our vineyard produced Pinot Noir of rare distinction and quality. CL Wines vineyard designated the very first vintage, and Kosta Browne has made a Kanzler vineyard designate Pinot every year since 2002 (with the 2004 rating 98 points by Wine Spectator, still the highest score ever awarded to a domestically produced Pinot Noir.) As our wine production has grown we’ve had to cut back our grape sales, but are proud to still have our vineyard featured by premium Pinot Noir producers such as Kosta Browne and Lynmar Estate.”
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points

“Ripe, dense and dark with plum, strawberry jam, cherry, raspberry, açaí berry, rhubarb, cranberry, blood orange and black tea laced with spicy tannins. A touch of vanilla swirl around a darkness of allspice and cola are lifted on the finish by bold vibrancy and a wealth of texture.” - California Wine Advisors 

BACKGROUND
“We nurtured and tended our vines for four years and our first harvest was in fall 2000. In those first years we sold our grapes to wineries both known and unknown. Notable early customers were Landmark Vineyards, Flowers Vineyard and Winery, and Gary Farrell Vineyards and Winery. Unknowns included recently launched Kosta Browne Wines, Rhys Vineyards, and CL Wines. It didn’t take long for our clients to realize that our vineyard produced Pinot Noir of rare distinction and quality. CL Wines vineyard designated the very first vintage, and Kosta Browne has made a Kanzler vineyard designate Pinot every year since 2002 (with the 2004 rating 98 points by Wine Spectator, still the highest score ever awarded to a domestically produced Pinot Noir.) As our wine production has grown we’ve had to cut back our grape sales, but are proud to still have our vineyard featured by premium Pinot Noir producers such as Kosta Browne and Lynmar Estate.”

Winery Kanzler

Vineyard Designate

AVA Russian River Valley

Region Sonoma County