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 take 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. They push themselves to make great wines they enjoy drinking and take great pride in sharing with their dear friends.

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


— Sam, Jennifer, Henry, and Emma Lando











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 are offered to our mailing list friends. Please sign up and join the mailing list to acquire an allocation of our next release of Pinot Noirs.

For the calendar year of 2018, we will offer two very limited and special pinot noirs to our mailing list friends. More details on these commemorative wines will be shared as their respective releases approach. From the ashes we will rise up and be stronger than before. Thank you for your love and support.





2016 RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY PINOT NOIR, PHOENIX BLEND
Release Date: February 2018
Cases Produced: 275
Alcohol: 14.7%
Time in Barrel: 15 months, 40% new, 30% once used, and 30% neutral
Recommended Drinking Time: 6 months to 5 years from release. Should you open a bottle early, please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: Striking aromatics of crushed raspberry and Bing cherry. Fresh fruit and sassafras inner play with the berry notes. This wine settles in and caresses every aspect of the palate and rounds out to a very lengthy, silky finish. It’s intense, complex, and yet elegant. Exactly what we love from our Russian River Valley Pinot Noir!





2016 SONOMA COAST PINOT NOIR, PHOENIX BLEND
Release Date: October 2018
Cases Produced: 275
Alcohol: 14.7%
Time in Barrel: 14 months, 45% new, 35% once used, and 20% neutral
Recommended Drinking Time: 6 months to 5 years from release. Should you open a bottle early, please decant or allow to breathe for an hour for maximum enjoyment.

Tasting Notes: Lavender and lilac dominate and dance gracefully with deep blue berry fruit on the nose. A hint of baking spices and fresh fruit saturate the palate. The finish reveals notes of luscious dark berries and undertones of minerality and silky tannins. Simply put, delicious from the beginning to the end.






Our fifth vintage of Pinot Noirs will be released to our mailing list friends in February and October of 2018.


This vintage will consist of two wines, our 2016 Russian River Valley Pinot Noir, Phoenix Blend and 2016 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, Phoenix Blend for $55 per bottle. The Russian River Valley wines are released in February and the Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir in October. We will continue to grow our production slightly and with great care as we’re able to partner with exceptional growers. All orders will take place within the secure 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 our next release.



The majority of our wines are 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 active mailing list member a few weeks prior to each release in the spring and fall.








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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