2006 Kanzler Vineyards Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast
Producer: Kanzler Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: Pinot Noir
Appellation: Sonoma Coast
90 Points | 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)
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