NEW RELEASE: 2017 Kanzler Russian River Pinot Noir

Steve and Lynda Kanzler, along with their son and winemaker Alex, make less than 500 cases of Pinot Noir from their famed estate vineyard in the Sebastopol hills.  Planted in 1996 upon rolling hills that were previously an apple orchard, their vineyard quickly developed a reputation for producing world-class Pinot Noir fruit.  Raised among the vines, Alex took over full time winemaking in 2011 after stints at Domaine Serene, Kosta Browne and Lynmar Estate.

Usually only available via an exclusive mailing list, this 2017 Russian River Pinot Noir is complex, multi-layered and sure to be a crowd pleaser. It showcases classic Russian River Valley depth, texture and lushness, while also being taut, elegant and almost weightless on the mid-palate. The wine glides across the palate leaving bursts of fruit, spice, earth and oak that echo into a sustained finish. This wine is a wonderful sipper but during tasting the mind immediately goes to grilled meats cooked on open fire, ideally on the gamey side like leg of lamb with rosemary and garlic or pork belly with black soy.

Reg. $65, call for exclusive pricing.