Landmark Pinot Noir Kanzler 2009
All of the pinot noir is hand-harvest in the vineyard, then sorted multiple times before a five day cold soak in open top fermentors. This extended cold soak enhances the color and flavors in the wine without imparting bitter flavors thanks to the absence of alcohol. We also practice a partial whole cluster fermentation leaving about 15-20% of the clusters intact which imparts a complex structure and spicy notes to the wine. The 2009 vintage was marked by a very long moderate growing season for Pinot Noir. All of our Pinot Noir was harvested before the torrential rains that occurred on October 13th. This Blend is comprised of 57% 667, 29% Pommard and 14% 115.
Lovely pale raspberry color, this wine took me back into the forest that I had been hiking that morning. There was leaves, freshly wet from the morning rain, pine, moss, notes over cherry fruits with grapefruit rind like acid. Still a baby, this wine should be very interesting in a few years.
Food Pairings for Landmark Pinot Noir Kanzler
Rich plum and red raspberry with hints of rose petal and spice on the nose. A silky entry with crushed herbs and forest floor lead to good acidity, structure and palate weight ending with fine-grained tannins and a long finish.