Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour 2006
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The 2005 Grand Detour Pinot Noir is a blend of three Sonoma Coast vineyards: Kanzler, Keller Estate, and Armagh. There is also some fruit from the Solomon Hills Vineyard in Santa Barbara. The result is a wine that exhibits great typicity and
Not much is held back in this juicy wine's outgoing aromas and flavors, and its mix of cherries, cinnamon-like spice, creamy oak, hints of smoke and caramel seem a bit obvious and straightforward at first but soon take on richer, more refined cast as the wine airs. March 2008.
90 Points - The Wine Advocate"The 2007 Pinot Noir Grand Detour exhibits a dark ruby color as well as a foresty, black cherry, and meaty-scented, Cote de Nuits-like nose. Spicy, round, and generously endowed with a velvety texture, this is a seductive style of Pinot to enjoy over the next 3-4 years. "
The 2006 Grand Detour Pinot Noir is a blend of five Sonoma Coast vineyards: Kanzler, keller Estate, Flocchini, Gap's Crown and Armagh. There is also some fruit from the Solomon Hills vineyard in Santa Barbara. The result is a wine that exhibits great typicity and elegant balance. The cool growing season in 2006 and the extremely late harvest produced a wine with strong notes of raspberry and strawberry. It was aged in 33% new oak for ten months. This is an elegant, classic Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. This wine will pair well with game, duck and salmon as well as mushroom accented dishes.
93 Points- Wine Enthusiast The vineyard sources of Landmark’s Grand Detour Pinot have varied, but the wine’s quality is as high as ever. Made from five well-regarded properties, the ’06 is intricately detailed, with complex flavors of dried cherries, red currants, mocha, licorice, sautéed mushrooms splashed with balsamic and smoky, vanilla-infused oak. The silky texture and spicy finish make it irresistible.