Landmark Chard Pinot Noir 2008
The 2008 Grand Detour Pinot Noir is a blend of Sonoma Coast vineyards: Kanzler, Keller Estate, Flocchini, Spring Hill, and Armagh. The result is a wine that exhibits great typicity and elegant balance. The cool, dry growing season yielded small berries with concentrated flavors of raspberry and strawberry. It was aged in 33% new oak for ten months. This is an elegant, classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir.
Very perfumed with lush sweet strawberry and raspberry. It has big spice on the palate with flavors of black plum and red berry fruit. Some chalky minerality. Interesting purple fruit tones. It's a bigger style pinot. Bold flavors and lingers on dark fruit and spice. Definite "food pinot." - Tasted at winery Feb 2011
Nice pinot with a very savory finish. Rich and somewhat salty. - Tasted at winery 12/29/10
If you like strong raspberry flavor in your Pinots like the best of Bien Niciedo in Santa Ynez, this Pinot takes that style to another level of maturity that is not typically found in Sonoma. Light bodied and very approachable and elegant.
External Reviews for Landmark Chard Pinot Noir
The 2008 Pinot Noir Grand Detour offers beautiful aromas of smoky herbs, black cherries, forest floor, and plums. With good structure, round, generous flavors, and medium to full body, this stylish Pinot Noir combines elegance with flavor authority. Enjoy it over the next 3-4 years. Medium red. Raspberry, cherry and cola aromas are complicated by smoky herbs and dried rose. Palate-numbing red fruit flavors are lifted by tangy acidity and pick up a hint of tarragon with air. A bit wound-up today, but finishes with good cut and a lingering note of white pepper. This gained sweetness over a couple of hours, suggesting that I caught it at a youthfully closed point. ** Only 11 in Stock **
The pair from Landmark are both exceptional wines and, if one feels the need to choose between them, it is a choice within the world of small differences. Those who favor this wine will do so for its slightly greater restraint, slightly tighter structure and its seeming willingness to age very well for the next half decade. Its suppleness is given with less ease than its mate, but its balance is impeccable and time is on its side. Winemaker Notes - The wine exhibits black cherry and damson plum fruit flavors with underlying black tea, orange peel and sandalwood aromas. Soft, ripe tannins and balanced acidity contribute to a long, elegant finish. Suggested Food Pairing: The medium body and good acidity of this wine suggest that it is well suited to duck, salmon and grilled meats as well as ripe cheeses.
Food Pairings for Landmark Chard Pinot Noir
The wine exhibits black cherry and damson plum fruit flavors with underlying black tea, orange peel and sandalwood aromas. Soft, ripe tannins and balanced acidity contribute to a long, elegant finish.
Dietary Information: Kosher
2500 cases produced.
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