Kanzler Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

$55

The owners of the famous Kanzler Vineyard (sourced by Kosta Browne) also make their own small-production Pinot.  Tiny production - get the new vintage before the ratings come out. previous vintage 94 Points Wine Spectator:  "A firm, assertive style, showing well-structured wild berry and blackberry fruit, with touches of mineral and spice. Very tight and closed, yet dense and concentrated, ending with a mix of mineral and ripe berry. Drink now through 2019." The Kanzler Vineyards 2014 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast is a superb expression of the vineyard and the appellation. The wine is characterized by ripe dark cherry, plum, and black raspberry fruit layered upon earthy undertones. The wine is well structured, with the lush fruit balanced by firm but soft tannins with notes of chocolate, cinnamon toast, allspice and fragrances of rose petal, lavender and a hint of citrus on the nose. Extremely small-production

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Ratings on Delectable

Ming Liang

Kanzler is primary a grower with Kosta Brown (its 2004 Kanzler Vineyard PN rated 98 points by WS, the highest ever for a US PN) their most prominent customer. With some juice coming from the same vineyard, this bottle is fantastic. Initial burst of aroma of fresh strawberry, cherry, and blackberry slowly turned to mushroom, incense, and scent of violet. Oak is very well integrated. Lush yet lively palate with medium finish. 13 month in French oak, 40% new. Not cheap, but well worth the price.

Kanzler is primary a grower with Kosta Brown (its 2004 Kanzler Vineyard PN rated 98 points by WS, the highest ever for a US PN) their most prominent customer. With some juice coming from the same vineyard, this bottle is fantastic. Initial burst of aroma of fresh strawberry, cherry, and blackberry slowly turned to mushroom, incense, and scent of violet. Oak is very well integrated. Lush yet lively palate with medium finish. 13 month in French oak, 40% new. Not cheap, but well worth the price.

9.0

Michael Sinowitz Delectable Pro

Ripe dark fruit, stylistically between the riper styles of California and the Francophiles. Some structural backbone and good acidity. Full of flavor.

Ripe dark fruit, stylistically between the riper styles of California and the Francophiles. Some structural backbone and good acidity. Full of flavor.

9.2

Michael Sinowitz Delectable Pro

Ripe black cherry edging towards sweet.

Ripe black cherry edging towards sweet.

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