Kanzler Vineyards 2019 "Reserve" Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast



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Rare release of Kanzler's Reserve Pinot Noir - limited.                                                      
The owners of the famous Kanzler Vineyard (sourced by Kosta Browne) also make their own small-production Pinot.  Get the new vintage before the ratings come out.

The Kanzler 2019 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir is decadent and bold in a classic Russian River Valley style while also showing the spice, structure and balance that are characteristic of the Sebastopol Hills. The oak completely melts into the overall profile, leaving just a touch of mid-palate sweetness that intermingles with the ample natural tannin—indicating a bottle that will reward cellaring. The fruit character is in the dark berry range and accented by earthy and savory notes that will continue to gain and develop over time. A wine suited for a significant decant and/or extended time in the cellar.”

From the Winery: We hand-pick and hand-sort (twice) all our Pinot Noir grapes before placing them in plastic bins or stainless-steel fermentation tanks. After a 4-5 day cold soak, we gently heat the must to initiate fermentation. On most lots we allow indigenous yeasts to do the work. With some whole-cluster lots we use commercial yeast to bring out fruit flavors and temper the possible green notes that come with whole-cluster inclusion. One to two times each day, we punch down the cap. As the wine nears completion, we taper down the punch down routine and taste daily to see when the wine has the proper structure to be pressed. Some wines are pressed almost immediately when they finish fermentation; others are left on the skins for several days. We gently basket-press the must, keeping the press wine and free-run wine separate. Then, we select barrels to best complement each lot. Kanzler Vineyards uses 100% French Oak. The 2020 Pinot Noir was barrel aged for 14 months on lees, with 29% new oak and 8% whole cluster inclusion, then blended to stainless steel tanks for an additional month of integration before bottling. The finished wine was bottled un-fined and unfiltered.

Type: Pinot Noir

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