Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast 2010, $40: Landmark Chardonnays are benchmarks in the Sonoma Valley, and now the Landmark Grand Detour Pinot Noir is building a stellar reputation of its own. This one is brimming with dark cherries, strawberries, dark plums, chocolate and notes of brown cooking spices. It’s voluptuous with its silky tannins, subtle hammer of alcohol and nice backbone of acidity to give structure to the whole package. Landmark hired famed enologist Helen Turley to work with winemaker Eric Stern in the early days; now Greg Stach has his hands on the wheel. The grapes for the Pinot Noir are off top vineyards in the Sonoma Coast appellation — Flocchini, Kanzler, Spring Hill Ranch, Armagh and Juul. Wine Spectator: 91 points.
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