Kanzler Vineyards

2013 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir

California: Sonoma County: Sonoma Coast

Offer Expired:May 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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Mission Briefing



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


Deep crimson with translucent ruby highlights.


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


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


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


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

What the Winery Says

Alex Kanzler
100% Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast
Kanzler Estate, Rayhill Ranch, Bootleggers Hill
14 months
33% new French oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:May 12, 2020 at 11:59 pm
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