2018 KANZLER RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR

$59.99

Kanzler was first to plant grapes in the Sebastapol hills Southwest of the town of Sebastapol, where the well-drained Goldridge soils and fog blanket from the Pacific turned out to be ideal for Pinot Noir grapes. Their vineyard quickly caught the eye of Kosta Browne, who made a single-vineyard Pinot from their vineyard for nearly 20 consecutive vintages. Kanzler’s own 2018 Russian River Pinot is primarily Estate fruit and includes almost 25% fruit from Walker Station Vineyard, which was a source for Paul Hobbs for years. At $60, this is one of the finest domestic Pinot Noirs that I’ve tasted in years.

Kanzler set out to make the best Pinot possible from their Estate. To meet their goal, they exercise everything from meticulous farming to double-hand sorting. They also utilize partial whole-cluster fermentation for added depth. Their winemaking is gentle, precise, and skilled, and the results are simply stunning.

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2018 KANZLER RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR

Tasting Notes from Winery, “The 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir wine is opulent and rich while still displaying great freshness. The classic silky Pinot texture is more chocolate mousse than heavy whipping cream, and the tannins show enough grip to hold and frame the wine without being bitter or obtrusive. The high percentage of once-used barrels imparts a subtle oak characteristic that enhances and compliments the fruit and spice character. After opening for several hours, exotic sweet-spice notes reminiscent of liquors in the Vin Santo or Fernet range begin to appear, further enhancing the intrigue and complexity of this Pinot Noir.”

Vintage/Tasting Notes from Edward, “The 2018 Vintage is like a breath of Fresh Air… In 2018 Mother Nature has endowed us with one of her greatest abilities; extended hang-time and a pro-longed growing season. Larger yields were bountiful and beautiful. Each Winery and Winemaker had plenty of time to Harvest their world-class fruit, and the wines are deliciously saturated with incredible flavors and density on the palate. We taste a lot of wines, and absolutely Love this Wine. We have been going through about 3-4 bottles per week at our house, and you have to try it.”

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