Knez Winery

Knez Winery makes impressive cool climate, high elevation Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from Anderson Valley's Grand Cru sites Cerise & Demuth. Peter and Heidi Knez purchased Cerise and Demuth vineyards in 2007. Knez farms organically and and is transitioning to Biodynamics. Grapes are picked on the earlier side to preserve the freshness and balance, and undergo natural fermentation for about three weeks with 30-100% whole cluster efore being drained by gravity directly to barrel. The wines are never wracked until bottling, sulfur additions are very low.

Knez Winery 'Demuth' Chardonnay 2013
93  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 93 "The 2013 Chardonnay Demuth is beautifully textured and exotic in the glass. Even though this fruit was picked at relatively low sugars, the inherent richness of this late harvest in the first week of October and the personality of these old Wente clones comes though in spades.
Item Number: 18346

Knez 'Cerise' Pinot Noir 2012
94  Vinous Media 
Vinous Media 94 "A blast of sweet red fruit, pomegranate, mint, licorice and sweet spices hits the palate in the 2012 Pinot Noir Cerise, a wine of pure density and power. The 2012 needs another few years to fully come together, but it is impressive. This is a decidedly powerful, intense wine from

Knez 'Cerise' Pinot Noir 2011
93  Antonio Galloni 
Antonio Galloni 93 "The best balanced of these three 2011 Pinots from Kenz, the 2011 Pinot Noir Cerise bristles with energy and tension. Blood orange, crushed rocks, minerals, plums and roses flesh out in a layered, vibrant Pinot bursting with focus. The 2011 turns a bit savory in the glass, but

Knez Winery 'Demuth' Pinot Noir 2010
93  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 93 "Dark red cherries, flowers, dried herbs, licorice and spices all flesh out in the 2010 Pinot Noir Demuth. A wine of pure depth and volume, the 2010 stands out for its rich, creamy personality. At the same time, the 2010 remains weightless and gracious from start to finish. This is

Knez 'Cerise' Pinot Noir 2010
93  Stephen Tanzer 
Stephen Tanzer 93 "Vivid red. High-pitched aromas of redcurrant, black raspberry and potpourri, with a deeper note of licorice adding a serious quality. Muscular but light on its feet, offering nervy red and dark berry flavors that expand and deepen with air. A spicy nuance carries through the