2015 Kosta Browne Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard

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Extremely perfumed and floral with so much rose and blueberry and stone. Full body, yet agile and exciting. Salty. It will fill in with age if you give it the chance. What a wine. Try in 2021.

James Suckling | 97 JS
From a site that’s just on the edge of the Green Valley region of the Russian River Valley, the 2015 Pinot Noir Kanzler Vineyard (from vines approaching 20 years of age) offers a darker style in its plum, blood orange, crushed herbs, and pepper aromas and flavors. Gorgeous on the palate, with a light, elegant, silky texture, medium to full-bodied richness and integrated acidity, it’s going to evolve gracefully given its balance and purity. This is the finest vintage of this cuvee to date.

Jeb Dunnuck | 95 JD
Complex and defined by a mix of savory black tea, raspberry, sandalwood and light earth notes, gaining tannic strength and richness without losing focus or persistence. Drink now through 2023. 657 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 91 WS

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Vintage 2015
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Kosta Browne
Rating 97 JS
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
Varietal Pinot Noir: Pinot Noir is possibly the most versatile red grape when it comes to the ways it's been used over the years. From red wines to sparkling wines and beyond, there aren't many places where you can avoid hearing about it, and for a good reason. It's often easy to spot a bottle of Pinot Noir simply by the pale, translucent color, which transitions into a shade reminiscent of old-timey brickwork, adding a lovely dash of country charm to an already awe-inspiring drink.
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