Facts of Note
Steve and Lynda Kanzler
14% whole cluster
Back in 2002, Steve Kanzler believed in Kosta Browne enough to take a chance and sell us some of our first Pinot Noir. He then doubled down and became one of our early investors. At that time a largely unknown vineyard, Kanzler has gone on to become a jewel of the Sonoma Coast. A later-ripening site, the vineyard holds the cool weather longer than others we work with. This brings a verve and edge to the character of the fruit, which keeps us coming back for more. The gently sloping vineyard is a former apple orchard, just outside the town of Sebastopol. Consisting of clones 115, 667 and Pommard, this vineyard delivers complexity, strength and purity, along with wines exhibiting a sensuous mouth feel.
Nose: Blackberry, raspberry and violets. Briary fruits.
Mouth: Dark and rich fruit core of black currant and wild berries. The opulent fruit has more savory dried fruit highlights mid palate. Long and decadent finish.