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Sherry-Lehmann USD 18.95 750ml

Landmark Chardonnay "Overlook" 2016

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Aromatic with ripe fruit of lemon, green apple with creme caramel and toasty oak. The palate is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon tart on entry, subtle herbal notes with mandarin orange join on the mid-palate with lingering complex fruit and toasted elements lingering on the long, crisp, refreshing finish.The 2015 Overlook Chardonnay is mouth-filling, but refreshingly crisp and balanced and makes a perfect pairing to a fettucine alfredo with grated lemon zest and a twist of cracked pepper, or with a simple grilled swordfish fillet with basil lemon butter.

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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

Member Reviews for Landmark Chardonnay "Overlook"

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Snooth User: sjamieson
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2002 01/22/2010

Consistent, never disappoints.


Snooth User: jdepetrillo
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0.00 5
Vintage: 2001 06/22/2009

Oak. Apple,pear and oaky backbone. May have drink a little too late but it was still fantastic


Snooth User: ebarman
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 03/24/2009

Very good wine. A butter and caramel flavor, very nice!


External Reviews for Landmark Chardonnay "Overlook"

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Vintage: 2010 01/03/2013

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2010 Landmark Chardonnay Overlook 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2010 01/26/2013

Sonoma, CaliforniaLandmark Overlook Chardonnay is a special white wine gem from Sonoma County 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. 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. 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. In 1993, they hired world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley to work with winemaker Eric Stern. This collaboration has led to some excellent winemaking. This 2010 vintage received an excellent rating of 90 points from Robert Parker.The 2010 Overlook Chardonnay is comprised of 18 of the finest Chardonnay vineyards in Sonoma County, including Charlie Heintz's vineyard in the Sonoma Coast and The Sangiacomo Family's Green Acres Hill Vineyard in Carneros. All the wines in the Overlook bottling are barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts and undergo full malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged sur lie for 10 months in Burgundian oak barrels and racked to tanks for blending. Rich and full-bodied with an enticing finish, the wine exhibits a golden honey hue with aromas of pure Granny Smith apple, toasted almonds, caramel, and coconut along with distinctive notes of lime blossom and nutmeg. The mouth feel is rich and round and unfolds to reveal shortbread and pineapple flavors that linger on the long finish.Enjoy Landmark Overlook Chardonnay as a very food-friendly wine. Its acidity will pair well with seafoods and shellfish, and complement pastas with cream sauces, as well as roast chicken and pork roast with fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2013

Bright yellow. Peach nectar and pear on the perfumed nose and in the mouth. Lush and palate-coating, with good finishing cling, persistent spiciness and a touch of warmth.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/19/2013

The 2010 Chardonnay Overlook bursts from the glass with juicy apricots, honeysuckle, lemon and pear. Floral notes appear later, adding lift and freshness. The raciness of the cold harvest comes through beautifully in the wine’s vibrant finish. Landmark’s Overlook Chardonnay is one the finest wines in its price range and production level (there are 12,200 cases of the 2010). Anticipated maturity: 2012–2015.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 10/20/2012

The wine exhibits a golden honey hue with pure Granny Smith apple aromas along with distinctive notes of lime blossom and nutmeg. The mouthfeel is rich and round and unfolds to reveal shortbread and pineapple flavors that linger.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/23/2012

Sonoma, CaliforniaLandmark Overlook Chardonnay is a special white wine gem from Sonoma County 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. 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. 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. In 1993, they hired world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley to work with winemaker Eric Stern. This collaboration has led to some excellent winemaking. This 2009 vintage received excellent ratings of 91 points from Robert Parker and 90 points from Steve Tanzer.The 2009 Overlook Chardonnay is comprised of 18 of the finest Chardonnay vineyards in Sonoma County, including Charlie Heintz's vineyard in the Sonoma Coast and The Sangiacomo Family's Green Acres Hill Vineyard in Carneros. All the wines in the Overlook bottling are barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts and undergo full malolactic fermentation. The wine is aged sur lie for 10 months in Burgundian oak barrels and racked to tanks for blending. Rich and full-bodied with an enticing finish, the wine exhibits a golden honey hue with aromas of pure Granny Smith apple, toasted almonds, caramel, and coconut along with distinctive notes of lime blossom and nutmeg. The mouth feel is rich and round and unfolds to reveal shortbread and pineapple flavors that linger on the long finish.Enjoy Landmark Overlook Chardonnay as a very food-friendly wine. Its acidity will pair well with seafoods and shellfish, and complement pastas with cream sauces, as well as roast chicken and pork roast with fruit.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 01/12/2013

The cuvandeacute;e most likely to be encountered by readers is the 2009 Chardonnay Overlook, a blend assembled by longtime winemaker Eric Stern for proprietors Mike and Mary Colhoun. Completely accessed from Sonoma fruit (as opposed to several previous examples that came from numerous California appellations), it exhibits a light green/gold color as well as notes of nectarines, white peaches and hints of honey as well as tropical fruits. Medium to full-bodied, pure and fresh with the wood pushed to the background, this dry, classy white should be enjoyed over the next 2andndash;3 years.


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Aromatic with ripe fruit of lemon, green apple with creme caramel and toasty oak. The palate is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon tart on entry, subtle herbal notes with mandarin orange join on the mid-palate with lingering complex fruit and toasted elements lingering on the long, crisp, refreshing finish.The 2015 Overlook Chardonnay is mouth-filling, but refreshingly crisp and balanced and makes a perfect pairing to a fettucine alfredo with grated lemon zest and a twist of cracked pepper, or with a simple grilled swordfish fillet with basil lemon butter.

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