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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2006
Landmark Overlook Chardonnay 2006
(search item no. 93925)
The Wine News rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $27.99

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
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine News rating: 92 points
2007 Connoisseurs' Guide rating: 91 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2007 International Wine Cellar 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 20 plus separate vineyards that comprise this year's Overlook include such distinguished growers as Sangaciomo, Bien Nacido, Martinelli, Lorenzo and Heintz. All the wine in the Overlook bottling is barrel fermented using indigenous yeasts and undergoes full malo-lactic fermentation. The wine is aged sur lie for ten months in Burgundian barrels and racked to tanks for blending.

The aromas of toasted almonds, caramel and coconut are followed by crisp green apple and lemon rind flavors that convey certain minerality. This wine will pair well with seafoods and shellfish, and complement pastas with cream sauces, as well as roast chicken and pork roast with fruit.

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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.