2021 / Pinot Noir
2021 Grand Detour Pinot Noir
Our 2021 Grand Detour Pinot Noir was sourced from Landmark’s historic Hop Kiln Estate located on Westside Road, in the heart of the Russian River Valley. Crafting this wine from estate grapes grown in the respected Middle Reach of the Russian River Valley AVA gives winemaker Greg Stach the flexibility to opportunities to select his favorite blocks with unique grape and rootstock combinations. The fruit for the 2021 Grand Detour was hand-harvested at night and delivered to the winery before sunrise, ensuring the integrity and character of this delicate Pinot Noir.
French Oak Aged (33% new) for 10 months
Full Wine Specifications (PDF)
Ruby red color with intense aromas of ripe cranberry, juicy strawberry, fresh violet flower, and black licorice. The palate is medium-bodied with pomegranate and plum on entry followed by anise, beetroot, and vanilla on the midpalate. The finish is moderately long with ripe mixed fruit, barrel spice, and subtle forest floor notes.
The 2021 Grand Detour Pinot Noir is incredibly versatile and perfectly balanced with fruit, spice, acid, and tannin, making it the ideal wine to serve alongside food that can often be difficult to pair with. It would be especially beautiful paired with the classic Italian pasta dish, bucatini all’amatriciana.