Passionate Pursuit of Pinot Noir

Sam Lando started his career working for some of the large global wine producers, and soon identified his true love of working with and enjoying Pinot Noir.

While his emphasis was sales and marketing, he realized early on the need to understand as much as possible about differing winemaking and viticulture techniques. After working with and becoming friends with some of the best new world wine producers, it was a natural evolution to begin hobby winemaking.

After working for five years with Kosta Browne Winery, he departed at the end of 2012. His work with dear friends was a deeply rewarding experience…personally and professionally. They worked (and played) so well together because of a love and passion for what they did. In addition to their shared affliction for Pinot, they enjoyed the company of great people and food.

In the middle of the 2012 vintage, Sam and his wife Jennifer decided to make the leap and take the winemaking hobby to the next level. They borrowed against their savings and began building the foundation to develop a small Pinot Noir focused winery. The goal is to make intense, yet elegant and balanced wines from the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellations. We push ourselves to make great wines that we enjoy drinking and take great pride in sharing with our dear friends.

Thanks for taking the time to learn about us and we hope to share our Pinot’s with you soon.


— Lando Family Wines











We believe in producing intensely
flavored and yet balanced wines.

We believe in producing intensely flavored and yet balanced wines. Our definition of balance relates to beautiful and lush aromatics, a sensuous and saturating mid palate, and a lengthy captivating finish – a complete wine from start to finish. These are the wines we enjoy drinking and sharing with friends and family. The majority of our wines will be offered to our mailing list friends. Please sign up and join the mailing list for the first release.





2012 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR
Release date: February, 2014
Cases produced: 130
Alcohol: 14.5%
Time in barrel: 16 months
Recommended drinking time: 6 months to 5 years. Should you open a bottle early, please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: Hints lavender and intense dark cherries on the nose. The mid palate delivers notes of bright Bing Cherries and sassafras...leading to a mouthwatering and lingering finish.





2012 SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR
Release date: February, 2014
Cases produced: 130
Alcohol: 14.5%
Time in barrel: 16 months
Recommended drinking time: 6 months to 5 years. Should you open a bottle early, please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: Pie crust and dark berries dominate the nose. Lively acidity frames a deep core of blackberry and fresh blueberry tones followed by a lengthy finish.






Our first vintage of Pinot Noir will be released to our mailing list friends in February of 2014.


This vintage will consist of two wines, a 2012 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir and a 2012 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir…each of which will retail for $38 per bottle. This first vintage will be 260 cases of wine. We will continue to grow slightly as we’re able to partner with exceptional growers. All orders will take place within the website ordering system during the release period (we’ll notify you of the details via email in advance). Please complete the sign up form to be added to the mailing list for the first release.



The majority of our wines will be offered to our mailing list friends. Due to our limited production, we will do our best to offer the majority of our mailing list friends an allocation of each wine. However, that will be determined by the total amount of mailing list friends and the amount of available bottles. Details will be emailed to each mailing list member a few weeks prior to the release. We will only have one release in 2014. In the following years we will have two releases, spring and fall.








CONTACT



Due to our limited production, we are not
presently open to the public for tasting.

P.O. Box 1107
Sebastopol, CA 95473

Inquiries:
samlando@landowines.com

707-280–6094

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