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2008 Landmark Vineyards Chardonnay Bien Nacido Santa Maria Valley
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About Landmark Vineyards

Founded by a scion of the John Deere family, Landmark moved to its current spot in the Sonoma Valley in 1989. Since then they've been making consistently rich, complex Chardonnays that are underpriced for their quality...

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2008 Landmark Vineyards Chardonnay Bien Nacido Santa Maria Valley

Producer: Landmark Vineyards
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Chardonnay
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Maria Valley

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89 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2010

($47) Hazy gold. Ripe pear and peach on the nose, with notes of sweet butter, lemon rind and marzipan adding complexity. Lush, sappy orchard fruit flavors spread out on the back and show a slight warmth, picking up a floral note with air. Repeats the lemon rind note on the finish, which is surprisingly brisk and nervy for this wine's size.

91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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