The smooth and rich Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay.
Chardonnay from 42 separate blocks of grapes sourced from vineyards across Sonoma County (including Petaluma Gap, Sonoma Carneros and Russian River Valley), California. The wine goes through malolactic fermentation and spends 10 months in French oak, 25% of which is new.
Sample submitted for review. The Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay has an SRP of $27 and is available for as low as $16.
The best wine begins with the best grapes. To find them, Landmark's winemaker sources fruit from the finest vineyards in California. At harvest, grapes are handpicked, hand-sorted and fermented in small French oak barrels. The result is this exquisite, full-bodied Chardonnay. With delicate aromas of peach and Meyer lemon, it pairs beautifully with seafood, poultry and even spicy Asian cuisine.
Cellared & Bottled by Landmark Vineyards
The 2018 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay begins with an expressive aroma full of lemon and tons of toasty notes. There are also some nice secondary touches of citrus and crème brulee but the lemon and toast rule the day.
Taking a sip reveals a similar story to the nose with lots of lemon and toasty notes but rich citrus and apple fruit flavors also make a welcome appearance. Featuring a smooth, unctuous mouthfeel, it also exhibits plenty of oak influence but I didn't find it to be overly buttery. Toasty Chard fans will find a lot to like here but I think it also has pretty wide appeal. It ends dry, toasty and long.
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