2011 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Who said hand-calligraphy is dead?
Chardonnay Spring continues. Landmark Vineyards (est. 1974) winemaker Greg Stach’s has a winner on his hands in this Sonoma gem.
His goal was to make a “reserve style” Chardonnay that is an “exceptional value.”
I say mission accomplished.
Medium body. Creamy, less acidic/tannic than other Northern California whites I’ve enjoyed recently. Bursting in flavor: apple, melon, some peach and lemon action too.
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Best of all, there’s no blood filled elevators in sight. Kubrick and The Overlook. There’s another combo that gets the job done in style.
California’s Chardonnay négociant?
I’ll drink to that.
100% Chardonnay, French oak aged for 10 months
Released January 2013
18,000 cases, 14% alc.
$25, 90 pts.