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|Owner(s)||Peter Molner, Michael Terrien|
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Winemaker Michael Terrien is known for his stints at Acacia and Hanzell and now makes wine for the Tricycle Wine Company group which includes Kazmer & Blaize, Obsidian Ridge and Molnar Family. The Kazmer & Blaise label began in 1995 began making a Pinot Noir from Primo's Hill, a single, 7-acre block of grapes on Poseidon's Vineyard in Napa Carneros. The name is a fusion of he middle names of Peter Molnar and Michael Terrien. Only a few hundred cases are produced each year of Kazmer & Blaise Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. The owners say the Pinot Noir "drinks more like a Northern Rhone than a Burgundy."
The wines are sold through a mailing list. Very funny website. Tasting by appointment (707-255-4929).
2013 Kanzler Vineyards Estate Reserve Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
14.6% alc.. More Pommard clone included in this vintage. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. The nose has much appeal, sporting aromas of black cherry, exotic Asian spices, and floral perfume. More richness and sappy intensity in this vintage. Broad and fruit driven on the palate featuring flavors of dark red and black fruits along with anise and tobacco notes. Broad and soft in the mouth, with suave, sandy tannins, and a finish of some note. Score: 92-93. Reviewed June 4, 2017
2005 Kazmer & Blaize Primo’s Hill Vineyard Carneros Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., $45. · The nose is fruit-shy, displaying smoke, oak, ash and mocha Java. Dark fruit forms the backbone, but flavors of ash and dark chocolate take the limelight. For chocolate lovers only. Reviewed June 16, 2009 ARTICLE »