Kanzler Vineyards Pinot Noir (1.5 Liter Magnum) 2011

Pinot Noir from North Coast, California

Item No. 125315
  • red wine
  • boutique wine
  • collectible wine
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Winemaker's Notes

Classic Kanzler meets classic Burgundy and produces a wine that combines the best of both worlds. The summer and fall of 2011 was one of the coolest growing seasons ever in the coastal regions of Northern California wine country. The result is a lighter, more elegant, lower alcohol wine reminiscent of the great French Pinots of the Cote d'Or while remaining distinctively California at it's core. Balanced and complex, the wine exhibits the characteristic Kanzler Vineyards fruit and spice nose. Fresh strawberry and red currants wrapped in earthy undertones with notes of berry bramble, Graham crackers, roasted coffee, fried sage and Chinese 5 spice. Bing cherry in the mid-palate, makes for a fresh, vibrant and juicy mouth feel. Firm tannins with a touch of grip hold a lengthy, dry finish with lingering notes of berry, citrus and even peach blossom. This is youthful wine, very enjoyable now, that will get better and better with age.

Learn About Kanzler Vineyards

Kanzler Vineyards located in Sebastopol, CA specializes in growing, and producing small lots of traditionally crafted, Pinot Noir from exceptional vineyards in the cool but sunny hills of western Sonoma County in the Sonoma Coast AVA. Kanzler Vineyards began in 1996 as the dream of Stephen and Lynda Kanzler. Planted in 1996, in a former apple orchard, near the town of...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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