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Wine Gallery, CA USD 21.99 750ml

Landmark Ovrlk Chard ' 2007

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Green apple floral lime and citrus blossom scents give this full-bodied Chardonnay a distinctive edge. Crisp and flinty ending with wet stone. Drink now through 2012. 18000 cases made. WS.

Region: USA » California » Sonoma County

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Varietal: Chardonnay
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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 Ovrlk Chard '

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Snooth User: Chris Carpita
330935,531
4.00 5
08/17/2010

Buttered popcorn nose with leather. Fruity and acidic body, with tart apple and raspberry, very nice! Body holds through well.


Snooth User: solomania9
63312,961
3.50 5
06/22/2010

This is some California Chard. Big toasted oak and lemons on the nose. Almost minty pear with lots of citrus and a bit of a buttered popcorn creaminess. Toffee and bread on the finish. Really lots of fun.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.00 5
10/04/2010

Soft peach flavors with limes up front. The fruit is muted by the oak - quite the oak monster. Oak flavors dominate on the finish - Coconut, dill, vanilla.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.00 5
11/04/2009

A winner year after year, the 2007 Overlook Chardonnay is one of the best yet. Rich, round, ripe, long, with loads of tropical fruit, citrus, apple, and nutmeg spice. Seems even richer than the 2006, though it still has a great level of balancing acidity. 81% from Sonoma fruit, the rest from Santa Barbara and Monterey. The wine is fairly widely distributed, so one can almost certainly find it at a lower price than the $28 charged at the winery (and even at that price, it's not a bad deal.)


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.00 5
11/19/2009

A winner year after year, the 2007 Overlook Chardonnay is one of the best yet. Rich, round, ripe, long, with loads of tropical fruit, citrus, apple, and nutmeg spice. Seems even richer than the 2006, though it still has a great level of balancing acidity. 81% from Sonoma fruit, the rest from Santa Barbara and Monterey. The wine is fairly widely distributed, so one can almost certainly find it at a lower price than the $28 charged at the winery (and even at that price, it's not a bad deal.) One additional comment ... I've had multiple bottles of this wine and there seems to be some variation. While still excellent, the most recent bottle was definitely more tart and harder in texture than previous bottles.


Snooth User: hordur
47939032
4.50 5
06/17/2010

I got this wine at Dorns in Gainesville, FL as a half bottle at $11.99. It had a rather gold color when I poured it so I was expecting an overly mature wine. It was however excellent. Very nice creamy Chardonnay with some light oaky notes. This wine get a 92 at Winespectator so I think its a reasonable deal. I had it with grilled fresh Alaska King salmon and it was a perfect fit.


2.00 5
04/11/2010

You have to be a fan of the California style to enjoy this wine. It has too much ML influence for my tastes. If you like the style, you'll love the wine, but I find it to be a bit much.


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External Reviews for Landmark Ovrlk Chard '

External Review
11/25/2009

WS: 92 Points RP: 90 Points ST: 90 Points WE: 86 Points


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10/06/2009

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External Review
10/15/2009

($27) Yellow-gold. Ripe pear, peach and melon on the nose, with suave floral and baking spice notes gaining strength with air. Strikes a balance of richness and vivacity, picking up bitter lemon zest and tarragon character on the nicely focused finis... Stephen Tanzer. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2007 Landmark Chardonnay Overlook 750ml


External Review
10/06/2009

Green apple floral lime and citrus blossom scents give this full-bodied Chardonnay a distinctive edge. Crisp and flinty ending with wet stone. Drink now through 2012. 18000 cases made. WS.



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Green apple floral lime and citrus blossom scents give this full-bodied Chardonnay a distinctive edge. Crisp and flinty ending with wet stone. Drink now through 2012. 18000 cases made. WS.

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