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Premium Wine & Spirits USD 35.99 750ml

Landmark Chardonnay Damaris Reserve 2009

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Tangerine and apricot combine with marzipan, honey and vanilla spice on the nose. Seamless and round on the palate, the aromas are amplified adding toasty oak, and a pleasing minerality on the on the finish.

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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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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/24/2012

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Landmark Chardonnay Damaris Reserve 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/03/2013

The 2009 Chardonnay Damaris Reserve is a beautifully layered, sumptuous wine. Ripe apricots, butterscotch, sweet spices and French oak meld together seamlessly in this impeccable, harmonious wine. The style is extroverted and racy, yet despite its ri... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Landmark Chardonnay Damaris Reserve 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/07/2012

Vivid gold. Sexy, expansive aromas of pit fruits, hazelnut and musky lees, with a subtle iodine nuance adding complexity. Rich and supple but dry, with a lightly spicy quality and gentle sweetness to its flavors of peach nectar, orange marmalade, g... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Landmark Chardonnay Damaris Reserve 750ml


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Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/25/2013

A spicy, flinty, snappy edge to the green apple and pear flavors, gives this a nice structure. The finish features cleansing acidity and a Golden Delicious apple aftertaste. Drink now through 2017.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
04/25/2013

The 2009 Chardonnay Damaris Reserve is a beautifully layered, sumptuous wine. Ripe apricots, butterscotch, sweet spices and French oak meld together seamlessly in this impeccable, harmonious wine. The style is extroverted and racy, yet despite its richness, the Damaris avoids any sense of heaviness The Damaris emerges from the Rodgers Creek vineyard in the Petaluma Gap. The clonal blend is 64% Wente and 36% Robert Young. Anticipated maturity: 2012–2016.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/19/2013

Vivid gold. Sexy, expansive aromas of pit fruits, hazelnut and musky lees, with a subtle iodine nuance adding complexity. Rich and supple but dry, with a lightly spicy quality and gentle sweetness to its flavors of peach nectar, orange marmalade, ginger and nutty oak. Finishes with very good persistence, echoing the ginger and orange notes. This fruit was sourced from the Rodgers Creek Vineyard.



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Tangerine and apricot combine with marzipan, honey and vanilla spice on the nose. Seamless and round on the palate, the aromas are amplified adding toasty oak, and a pleasing minerality on the on the finish.

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