Reviews

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2011

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter June 30, 2013

93 points | $72 | 432 cases made | Red
Fresh and vivid raspberry, rose petal, fresh-cut anise and zesty wild berry give this a sharp, riveting focus, retained through the long, graceful finish. Drink now through 2022. 432 cases made. –JL

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Estate Reserve 2011

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter June 30, 2013

92 points | $72 | 60 cases made | Red
Very tight, this commands a focused beam of spice, peppery, stemmy scents, snappy red berry and floral touches that clamp down on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. 60 cases made. –JL

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve 2010

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter September 30, 2012

92 points | $72 | 64 cases made | Red
Rich and unctuous, with a spicy cherry and strawberry rhubarb core of flavor that's dense and concentrated; touching on syrupy, yet impressive for its persistence and length. Drink now through 2022. 64 cases made. –JL

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010 

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter July 11, 2012                                     

94 points | $52 | 272 cases made | Red
Brimming with rich, ripe layers of blueberry and wild berry at the core. Spicy, complex and focused, this gains velocity and ends with a long, persistent finish that echoes fresh earth and black licorice. Drink now  through 2022.--J.L.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2009

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter June 22, 2011

94 points | $48 | 450 cases made | Red
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.--J.L.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2008

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter September 30, 2010

93 points | $48 | 439 cases made | Red
A savory style, with a mix of cola, rhubarb, sassafras, spicy plum and blueberry flavors that are rich, intense and full-bodied, yet graceful and refined, ending with a pleasant minerality. Drink now through 2015.-- J.L.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve 2008

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter  Summer 2010

92 points | $65 | 64 cases made | Red
Cola, olallieberry, dusty cedar and mineral notes give this a tight, narrow range of flavors, but they slowly unravel, offering dried currant, blueberry, plum and sage. Full-bodied, ending with chewy, minerally tannins and a splash of cola. Drink now through 2016. -- J.L. 

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2007

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter June 24, 2009

96 points | $48 | 348 cases made | Red
Bold, ripe and assertive, with rich, distinctive blueberry, huckleberry and boysenberry fruit that's pure and delicious, tightly focused on the fruit and showing hints of mineral, sage, cola and earth on the finish. Finally the vintage where the estate wine struts its stuff. Drink now through 2015. From California -- J.L.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve 2007

Wine Spectator Insider Newsletter June 24, 2009

96 points | $65 | 50 cases made | Red
Seductive and smooth, with a broad, full-bodied range of ripe, rich yet elegant plum, black cherry and raspberry, picking up a touch of anise, fresh earth and mineral. Ends with fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2014. From California.—J.L.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2006

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California Grapevine August-September 2008

Medium-light to medium-ruby color; attractive, floral, cherry and strawberry fruit aroma with overtones of vanilla; medium-full to full body; rich, plush, ripe cherry fruit flavors; well-balanced and structured; medium-full tannins, lingering aftertaste. Very enjoyable to drink now, though will benefit from a few more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. 90 Points.

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar May-June 2008

($48) Deep red. Smoky black raspberry and cherry aromas display good ripeness and depth, with baking spices and fresh flowers adding energy. Fleshy red and dark berry preserve flavors are chewy and palate-staining, gaining energy and spicy lift on the close. Light, youthful tannins add grip to the persistent, sappy finish. Offers a deft balance of richness and lift, in a decidedly New World mold. (JR) 90 points.

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2005

Wine Spectator September 30, 2007

92 points | $42 | Red
Smooth, rich and complex up front, this gains weight and depth, with a medley of ripe cherry, wild berry, anise and sage that provide a saturated mouth feel, ending with firm tannins. Best from 2008 through 2012. 350 cases made. –JL

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2004

Wine Spectator November 30, 2006

93 points | $42 | 258 Cases | Red
Wonderful intensity, richness, depth and concentration, without being heavy. Fascinating range of flavors, with spice, earth, plum, hazelnut, nutmeg and raspberry. Long, elegant, complex aftertaste picks up floral notes and a hint of anise. Drink now through 2009. 257 cases made. –JL Download PDF

Pinot Report August 15, 2006, Issue #40

95 points | 258 cases | Red
Medium-deep ruby color; deep dusty, forest floor and black cherry aromas; ripe, silky, intense black cherry flavors with some forest floor complexity, lots of sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. This Pinot's intense fruit nearly explodes on the palate—deliciously silky and a great new Pinot from the owners of Kanzler Vineyards. Download PDF

Kanzler Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast Reserve 2004

Pinot Report August 15, 2006, Issue #40

94 Points | 24 cases | Red
Medium-deep ruby color, deep, spicy black cherry fruit almost bordering on jammy, silky texture, forest floor notes; lots of sweet oak; good structure and balance; long finish. With silky texture and very intense fruit, this Pinot bottling is a single barrel selection from the Kanzler Vineyard fruit. Download PDF or View article

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