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Date Printed: 8/28/2014
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2007
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay (375ML half-bottle) 2007
(search item no. 97882)
Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
The Wine News rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/28/2014: $16.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Tasting Panel rating: 90 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 89 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 88 points
2008 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 88 points
2006 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2006 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 88 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The balanced acidity and creamy fleshy texture suggest a wine that will continue to age beautifully. The concentrated flavors exhibit just enough minerality. A long secondary fermentation, the malo-lactic, throughout the spring of 2008, helped this wine to retain great freshness during its ten month elevage in select French Burgundian barrels.

This chardonnay will pair nicely with seafood, cream-sauced pasta dishes, raclette, and Asian cuisine, where ginger, garlic, sweet basil, and coconut will complement the complex flavors in this wine.

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About Landmark Vineyards:

Landmark Vineyards was founded in 1974 in Windsor, California. In 1989, Damaris Deere Ford, became sole proprietor and relocated the winery to Sonoma Valley. Ford is a descendant of John Deere, founder of the world's largest tractor manufacturer. Landmark Vineyards is located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Sonoma Valley. In 1993, world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley was hired to work with former winemaker, Eric Stern. Landmark Vineyard'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 the finest in the highly diverse microclimates of Sonoma County's winegrowing regions.