Landmark Pinot Noir Grand Detour 2011
World-class pinot! We never get enough!! But LANDMARK? These guys have been killing it in Sonoma for decades! We were astounded by 1- even getting some access to this, the top pinot cuvee from Landmark, and 2- the ridiculously delicious price, and 3 - the insane level of fruit, spice and vibrancy. A true pedal-to-the-metal style of pinot noir, the word that comes to mind is "gushing". Round, velvety, packed with red and purple fruits, freshness and ample spicy French oak, which adds some baking spice and keeps hanging on after you swallow it. A serious crowd-pleaser and a fantastic buy at the Last Bottle price. Stock up while we have it!
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A wonderful Pinot Noir, this is nuanced and balanced, and so good it makes the price seem a relative bargain. It’s enormously rich in raspberries and cherries, yet brisk in acidity, and the oak aging adds a dimension of buttered toast. Drink this fancy Pinot now.
~The Wine Enthusiast
Landmark's 2011 Pinot Noir Grand Detour shows lovely energy and centeredness in its dark red fruit, flowers, cloves and menthol. A rich, enveloping Pinot, the 2011 Grand Detour possesses gorgeous depth, especially for the year, with a long, expressive finish and outstanding overall balance. I very much like the sense of pure polish and vibrancy. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
~Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate