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Landmark Steel Plow Syrah 375 2007

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Wine Tasting Notes Ripe plum, black fruits and violet aromas mingle with fermentation aromas to yield a Hoisin sauce, white pepper aspect which is also complemented by sweetness from oak. Good tannin structure and ample acidity will enable this Syrah to pair with a wide range of hearty winter fare, such as stewed and braised meats, as well as tomato based sauced and savory herbs.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma Valley

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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Landmark Vineyards:
Landmark Vineyards may have been founded in the Windsor area of Sonoma County in 1974, but its roots stretch all the way back to 1838 and America’s heartland. It was in Grand Detour, Illinois of that year that John Deere invented the steel plow – an event that virtually revolutionized the business of agriculture. In 1989, John Deere’s great great granddaughter, Damaris Deere Ford, following the... Read more
Landmark Vineyards may have been founded in the Windsor area of Sonoma County in 1974, but its roots stretch all the way back to 1838 and America’s heartland. It was in Grand Detour, Illinois of that year that John Deere invented the steel plow – an event that virtually revolutionized the business of agriculture. In 1989, John Deere’s great great granddaughter, Damaris Deere Ford, following the family tradition in agriculture, relocated Landmark Vineyards from Windsor, a town that was slowly being smothered by urban sprawl to a spectacular piece of land at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley. Damaris believed that Landmark could be a small jewel of a winery and built a Spanish mission style winery equipped with state-of-the-art winemaking equipment capable of producing 20,000 cases of wine per year. With the help of renowned Landscape architect, Morgan Wheelock, she developed the 20-acre site into a lush, gorgeously landscaped wine estate. Damaris convinced her son, Michael Deere Colhoun and his wife Mary to move from the east coast and join her as partners in the winery. Once settled, the Colhouns set in motion a plan that would truly make the winery a landmark. In 1993, they hired world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley to work with winemaker, Eric Stern. This collaboration led to some excellent winemaking. Under Eric’s direction, Landmark’s wines have consistently garnered rave reviews from the wine writers. Our signature wine, the Overlook Chardonnay, has appeared on The Wine Spectator Top 100 list 7 times since 1997. The names of Landmark’s wines reflect their John Deere heritage. Landmark and Overlook were family homes. The Grand Detour Pinot Noir is named for the location of John Deere’s blacksmithing shop in Illinois. And with a nod to the beginning of it all, the Syrah is aptly named “Steel Plow.” Landmark’s mission is “to make great wines that enhance the joy of life.” Quality and flavor begin in the vineyards. In addition to the estate vineyard, Landmark sources grapes from a range of different vineyards and those selected are among the finest in the highly diverse microclimates of California’s winegrowing regions. While the variation of the wines from vintage to vintage can be dramatic or subtle, the crafting of each year’s wine is guided by a single overriding philosophy at Landmark: “less is more.” According to Winemaker, Eric Stern, “The less the wine is manipulated, the more flavors and aromas remain to enjoy.” Tasting Room Landmark’s Tasting Room is located on the corner of Highway 12 and Adobe Canyon Road in Kenwood. The Tasting Room is open seven days a week and is closed only on major holidays. Hours of operation: 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM seven days a week. Read less
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Member Reviews for Landmark Steel Plow Syrah 375

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
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2.50 5
09/03/2011

Big nose of blueberry pie filling. Slight hints of pepper and florals, like violets. The palate meets with very dark fruit notes. Black and blue fruits. Some graphite. It's very inky and lingers long. Very dark. - Tasted at winery Feb 2011


Snooth User: basilwino
2282621,039
3.00 5
10/12/2010

A little bit lighter than I expected. Nice but not for the price.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
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4.00 5
11/04/2009

(I'm not sure where the "El Farolito Vineyard' designation came from. I believe ithis wine is from the Kivelstadt Family Vineyard.) Excellent Syrah, though at this early age it struck me as a little less rich and complete than the wonderful 2006. Earthy dark berry fruit and a blast of ground black pepper highlight the nose and flavors. In the mouth, nicely balanced, medium-bodied, still somewhat tight, somewhat like a good young French Rhone. If it fills out in another year, it will be outstanding.


External Reviews for Landmark Steel Plow Syrah 375

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/03/2010

ST: 91 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
10/24/2011

Saturated ruby. Extremely primary nose displays dark berry and cherry skin scents, along with cracked pepper and black olive. Deep and sweet on the palate, with chewy dark fruit compote flavors, youthfully firm tannins and a late note of candied violet. Gains energy with air and finishes with impressive lift and cut. ** Only 10 in Stock **


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Source: Wine Gems @ Perriello's
05/23/2011

Kivelstadt Vineyard, Sonoma Valley, CaliforniaLandmark Steel Plow Syrah is a very special red wine gem from Sonoma that brings back fond memories of many pleasurable visits to the winery. Its setting is splendid, its wines seducing and its bocce court relaxing after a long day of wine tasting in Sonoma! Damaris Deere Ford, great-great-granddaughter of John Deere, relocated Landmark Vineyards from Windsor to a spectacular piece of land at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in the Sonoma Valley. Landmark Steel Plow Syrah was first produced in 2001 and named in honor of John Deere. It is sourced from the Kivelstadt Vineyard, where Phil Coturri practices organic management. This gorgeous Sonoma Syrah received a rating of 91 points from Stephen Tanzers International Wine Cellar. Only 1600 cases were produced.Landmark Steel Plow Syrah is deep ruby-purple in color with a glorious nose of blackberries, cherries, olives, violets and mineral notes. Full-bodied and intense, it offers rich flavors of dark berries, pepper and spice. It was aged for 14 months in 30% new oak for added complexity. The wine is beautifully balanced with a long, lingering finish.Enjoy Landmark Steel Plow Syrah over the next 6-8 years with roast lamb, steak, osso bucco, ratatouille and aged cheeses.



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Wine Tasting Notes Ripe plum, black fruits and violet aromas mingle with fermentation aromas to yield a Hoisin sauce, white pepper aspect which is also complemented by sweetness from oak. Good tannin structure and ample acidity will enable this Syrah to pair with a wide range of hearty winter fare, such as stewed and braised meats, as well as tomato based sauced and savory herbs.

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