2011 Landmark "Overlook" Sonoma County Chardonnay (Previously $23)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Landmark's 2011 Chardonnay Overlook is a solid value in California Chardonnay. It offers good definition and balance to match a soft, approachable personality well-suited for near-term drinking. Lemon oil, white peaches, butter, earthiness and a dash of tropical fruit inform an expressive finish that is pure California. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2015. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright gold. Aromas of dried pit fruits, melon, honey, tarragon and white flowers. Warm and fleshy on the palate, offering pliant, ginger-accented peach, honeydew and poached pear flavors. Very fruity, with a touch of finishing warmth and lingering spiciness.
The sourcing on Landmark’s Overlook bottling has changed constantly over the years. This 2011 is certainly rich in pineapples, nectarines, tangerines, Meyer lemons and smoky oak.
Winery Note: "The 2011 vintage is an artfully selected blend of twenty-one vineyards. Our relationships with each vineyard spans many years, if not decades. Lone Oak Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, Bald Mountain in the Sonoma Valley, Bien Nacido Vineyard in the Santa Maria Valley, Lorenzo Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, and Flocchini Vineyard in the Petaluma Gap all grace this vintage’s blend."