"One sip of California Pinot Noir was all it took. My life as I knew it would change forever," explains owner & winemaker Andrew P. Vingiello.
Andrew grew up in a large family where wine was a staple at the dinner table. After tasting a bottle of 1998 Pinot Noir from the Santa Lucia Highlands region, Andrew discovered a new world of small, artisan pinot producers making bold, complex wines that were unlike anything heâ€™d tasted before. At the time, Andrew had a successful career in the financial business as a buy-side trader for a firm in San Francisco. In 2002, Andrew decided to balance his day job with his desire to produce fine wines. Andrew began working harvest for a well-known pinot producer. It was his close collaboration and budding friendship with the winemaker who introduced him to vineyard owners with famed properties producing world-class fruit.
A.P. VIN was officially established in 2003 fulfilling Andrew's dream. Andrew created the very first vintage of A.P.VIN in 2003 from Garys'â„¢ Vineyard. While only 150 cases were produced, it was enough to win the acclaim of well-known publications.
While managing to keep his day job during production of the first few vintages of A.P. VIN, it was in 2005 that Andrew decided to fully dedicate himself and his career to his passion for creating unique wines. Shortly thereafter, Andrew moved his production and winemaking from Lompoc to San Francisco, where he could tend to the wines closer to his home.
Today, A.P. VIN produces approximately 2,000 cases of vineyard-designate pinot noir and is focused on making wines of the highest quality, which Andrew believes starts in the vineyard. From the vineyard and row locations to the farming style of each grower, every element adds nuances and subtleties that result in a superior wine.
A.P. Vin Kanzler Pinot Noir 2013
A highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied red berries and potpourri, with a zesty blood orange quality adding complexity. Offers lively strawberry and raspberry flavors that put on weight while picking up spiciness. A sweet lavender pastille note carries through the finish, which is framed by subtle, even tannins. more
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