Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay 2018
#78 TOP 100 WINE OF THE YEAR 2018 WINE SPECTATOR
In 1993, Landmark deepened its commitment to Chardonnay by hiring world-renowned enologist Helen Turley. The collaboration led to Landmark’s signature style: whole cluster pressed grapes, fermentation by native yeast strains, and aging in French oak. Look for aromas of ripe fruits such as lemon, green apple with crème caramel and toasty oak. The palate is rich and textured with ripe fruit and lemon tart on entry, subtle herbal notes with mandarin orange join on the mid-palate with lingering complex fruit and toasted elements lingering on the long, crisp, refreshing finish. Mouth-filling, but refreshingly crisp and balanced, Landmark is particularly delicious with fettucine alfredo with grated lemon zest, or with swordfish, flounder or halibut fillet with basil lemon butter.
|Region||California, Sonoma County|
Jeb DunnuckThe 2018 Chardonnay Overlook is largely in the same style as the 2017, but in a softer, more flattering, easygoing style. It has plenty of richer honeyed orchard and pineapple fruit, a rounded, forward texture, and good balance. Drink it over the coming year or three.