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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(53% Lorenzo and 47% Rodgers Creek fruit): Bright yellow-gold. Pungent aromas of poached pear, melon and baking spices, with a smoky overtone. Supple and expansive in the mouth, offering ripe orchard and pit fruit flavors complicated by notes of honeysuckle and ginger. Finishes bright and long, with lingering smoke and floral notes.
89 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Dependable great value chard./Eric Stern must be alive & well.
by Chef Alberto
Each of these on WA has been super for the money. Chef Alberto
Why Didn't I Buy More?
I only bought 6 bottles, a huge mistake. Wine arrived yesterday and we cooked a special meal to test it with food. It was luscious. Perfect complement to our fish. Smooth. Rich. Delightful.
A lovely chard with french oak accents. Not the gooey over malo over toasted US type of white. This wine has strong fig, lychee and apricot flavors with a long french oak finish. One of my current US chard favorites.
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Better second day.
This was better the second day from a partly empty, re-corked bottle kept in the fridge.
Well made, but....
This is obviously well made Chardonnay, and the Tanzer review is accurate as far as it goes. Unfortunately, it neglects to mention what I believe to be a lot of new oak influence. For me, probably better than three stars, but not four. Granted, I didn't let it rest for much more than a day after shipment, so it may harmonize in a week or so. If so, I'll report that.
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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The best Chardonnays in the world continue to arrive from the region where the grape first emerged: the chalk, clay, and limestone vineyards of Burgundy and Chablis. While the origins of the grape were disputed for many years, with some speculating that the grape came all the way from the Middle East, DNA researchers at the University of California-Davis proved in 1999 that Chardonnay actually developed...
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