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Landmark Pinot Noir Kastania 2007

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The 2007 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 exhibts great acidity 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. This wine will pair well with game, duck and salmon as well as mushroom accented dishes.

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Landmark Vineyards:
Landmark Vineyards may have been founded in the Windsor area of Sonoma County in 1974, but its roots stretch all the way back to 1838 and America’s heartland. It was in Grand Detour, Illinois of that year that John Deere invented the steel plow – an event that virtually revolutionized the business of agriculture. In 1989, John Deere’s great great granddaughter, Damaris Deere Ford, following the... Read more
Landmark Vineyards may have been founded in the Windsor area of Sonoma County in 1974, but its roots stretch all the way back to 1838 and America’s heartland. It was in Grand Detour, Illinois of that year that John Deere invented the steel plow – an event that virtually revolutionized the business of agriculture. In 1989, John Deere’s great great granddaughter, Damaris Deere Ford, following the family tradition in agriculture, relocated Landmark Vineyards from Windsor, a town that was slowly being smothered by urban sprawl to a spectacular piece of land at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley. Damaris believed that Landmark could be a small jewel of a winery and built a Spanish mission style winery equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment capable of producing 20,000 cases of wine per year. With the help of renowned Landscape architect, Morgan Wheelock, she developed the 20-acre site into a lush, gorgeously landscaped wine estate. Damaris convinced her son, Michael Deere Colhoun and his wife Mary to move from the east coast and join her as partners in the winery. Once settled, the Colhouns set in motion a plan that would truly make the winery a landmark. In 1993, they hired world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley to work with winemaker, Eric Stern. This collaboration led to some excellent winemaking. Under Eric’s direction, Landmark’s wines have consistently garnered rave reviews from the wine writers. Our signature wine, the Overlook Chardonnay, has appeared on The Wine Spectator Top 100 list 7 times since 1997. The names of Landmark’s wines reflect their John Deere heritage. Landmark and Overlook were family homes. The Grand Detour Pinot Noir is named for the location of John Deere’s blacksmithing shop in Illinois. And with a nod to the beginning of it all, the Syrah is aptly named “Steel Plow.” Landmark’s mission is “to make great wines that enhance the joy of life.” Quality and flavor begin in the vineyards. In addition to the estate vineyard, Landmark sources grapes from a range of different vineyards and those selected are among the finest in the highly diverse microclimates of California’s winegrowing regions. While the variation of the wines from vintage to vintage can be dramatic or subtle, the crafting of each year’s wine is guided by a single overriding philosophy at Landmark: “less is more.” According to Winemaker, Eric Stern, “The less the wine is manipulated, the more flavors and aromas remain to enjoy.” Tasting Room Landmark’s Tasting Room is located on the corner of Highway 12 and Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week and is closed only on major holidays. Hours of operation: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM seven days a week. Read less

Member Reviews for Landmark Pinot Noir Kastania

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Snooth User: joshwoodward
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Vintage: 1999 05/15/2009

Light meaty nose. Chocolate, mint, spicy, earthy, long, very light rubber.


External Reviews for Landmark Pinot Noir Kastania

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2009

A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour 750ml


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

90 Points - The Wine AdvocateThe 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


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Source: CityWineCellar.com
02/01/2010

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. "


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
10/15/2009

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 ... Robert Parker. A Pinot Noir wine from California in USA. 2007 Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour 750ml


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 90 Points



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The 2007 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 exhibts great acidity 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. This wine will pair well with game, duck and salmon as well as mushroom accented dishes.

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