Vineyard Notes: When it was planted in 1996, Kanzler was one of the first vineyards in the rolling hills southwest of the small picturesque town of Sebastopol in western Sonoma County. Only eight miles from the Pacific Ocean, the area was long thought to be too cool and foggy for grape growing.
FMW 96 Points: “This 2021 release is awesome! The wine has a very supple mouthfeel and lush flavors of fresh blueberries and cherries with a hint of exotic spices. A medium to full-bodied wine with fresh and bright flavors that are extremely well-balanced. The tannins are fine-grained and silky and the finish is long and pleasant. This youngster will not disappoint!”
TWI (Lisa Perrotti-Brown) 95 Points: “The Senses 2021 Kanzler Vineyard Pinot Noir is medium ruby-purple in color. It needs a little coaxing to unlock fragrant scents of black raspberries, rose oil, and juicy cherries, leading to suggestions of tar, crushed rocks, and black truffles. Floral-laced blackberry layers slowly build on the medium to full-bodied palate, textured by beautifully plush tannins, finishing long and earthy. I love the singular personality emerging here!”