Landon Wine was started by Bob Landon in November 2005 in Mckinney, Texas. Since then, it has grown into one of the biggest wineries in Texas with a wide variety of wine from a Muscato named Yellow Rose to a Bordeaux style Meritage. I happened to snag myself a bottle of their Signature 2010; a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. I drank this wine from a Burgundy glass.
The first thing you notice when you open this bottle is a lot of plum and some spice on the nose. It is surprisingly fresh and fruity for am almost eight year old wine. The after tone smells like black cherry, oak, and surprisingly, some sweet grapes. It smells like a big, bold, red wine.
I decide to let the wine decant for just shy of a half hour before tasting it. This wine explodes with flavor when you drink it: red cherry and spice followed by a great oakyness and tar ending with black cherry and a lot of plum. The entire first drink took five minutes and two seconds all at the same time. I can honestly say I have never had a wine quite like this before. It is quick and dirty but ends sophisticated and lasts just long enough for me to fully enjoy it.
All of my glasses blend together for this bottle because I refill each time just before the previous one ends. My last two glasses are almost overwhelmed with plum and oak. The tannins are almost nonexistent and have faded over the past decade but manage to not detract from the wine.
I doubt I will ever run across a bottle of this wine ever again and I am glad that I spent the money on it. While a little pricey in the $70-$80 range, this wine is worth every penny and I will not hesitate in the future to purchase another in the future if I ever come across another bottle of this vintage.
The 2012 vintage is the bottle you are most likely to come across right now but regardless, if you find the Landon Signature do yourself a favor and pick it up to treat yourself. While I do not have anymore of this wine, I will be on the look out in the future. I give this wine an outstanding 9.8 out of 10.