"The 2018 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir wine is opulent and rich while still displaying great freshness. The classic silky Pinot texture is more chocolate mousse than heavy whipping cream, and the tannins show enough grip to hold and frame the wine without being bitter or obtrusive. The high percentage of once-used barrels imparts a subtle oak characteristic that enhances and compliments the fruit and spice character. After opening for several hours, exotic sweet-spice notes reminiscent of liquors in the Vin Santo or Fernet range begin to appear, further enhancing the intrigue and complexity of this Pinot Noir."
Varietal Composition: 100% Pinot Noir
Aging: 14 months in 100% French Oak - 13% new, finished 1 month in stainless steel
Appellation: Russian River Valley AVA
Vineyards: 65% Kanzler Estate, 23% Walker Station, 10% Mes Filles, 2% Wind Horse
Winemaker: Alex Kanzler