Ludwigs Fine Wine

Kanzler Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2018 750 ML



Dark in color for a Pinot Noir, the very fragrant nose offers spicebox, dark blue/black berries, lilac, smoked cherrywood and just a bit of sage. A subtle smoked-meat gaminess lingers around the edge. The palate shows a delicate “tingling” tannin structure around a classic Russian River Pinot Noir texture that’s supple, creamy, and light. The finish echoes with mixed dark berries and introduces rose petal, black tea, and red berry flourishes.

Tasting Notes

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.

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