Kanzler Vineyards

2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:May 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$67.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Cultzler

Pinot lovers go crazy when they hear the Kanzler name. Rightfully so, as it’s one of the most sought after Pinot Noir vineyards in California, with a long waiting list to source fruit from. Among the visionaries who saw the potential of this site early and made their share of cult wines from it are; Kosta Browne, Rivers Marie, Lynmar, Kutch, to name a few. While the winery proudly continues to honor their long term agreements with these hotshot winemakers, Alex Kanzler has risen as a new generation to join them, as they have been holding back some of their favorite fruit to make a Kanzler Family Pinot Noir since the 2004 vintage. Made only in tiny quantities, this well-aged library offering is a real treat.

Here’s what the wine press has to say:

91 Points – Wine Spectator - “Clean and centered on ripe cherry, plum and blueberry notes, with a dusty earth edge and tannins that grow and cling in a pleasing manner. Drink now through 2020.”

90 Points – Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate - “Shows attractive earthy notes, sweet berry fruit, spice box, cherries and forest floor. Complex, aromatic, rich and medium to full-bodied, this is a beauty to drink over the next 5-7 years.”

90 Points – Wine Enthusiast - “This outgoing and full-bodied wine has a lot going for it. Fruity, enticing aromas lead to fully ripe flavors that suggest plums and fresh strawberries, with a suave and supple texture.”

Tasting Profile

Look:

Deep crimson with translucent ruby highlights.

Smell:

A nose that is truly reflective of Pinot Noir from the Sebastopol Hills region of the Sonoma Coast appellation.

Taste:

Fruit-forward with abundant fresh berry flavors, complex and refined; characteristics typically found in older wines.

Finish:

Alex Kanzler says: “It becomes darker, more concentrated and compelling from the nose to the finish.”

Pairing:

We encourage decanting the wine as that encourages the wine’s multifaceted layers to emerge.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Alex Kanzler
Vintage
2013
Varietal
100% Pinot Noir
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Vineyards
Kanzler Estate, Rayhill Ranch, Bootleggers Hill
Alcohol
14.4%
pH
3.72
Aging
14 months
Barrels
33% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
$67.00
Avg. Price
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