Wednesday, July 24, 2013

The Heart of Sonoma! Landmark Vineyards #landmarkvyds

Friday morning we began our tasting at Landmark Vineyards on Adobe Canyon Road in Sonoma. We could have walked there because it was just right down the road from the VRBO home we rented for the week.

If anyone was ever to get married in Sonoma, there are many beautiful vineyards with Landmark being one of them. Although it isn't hilly on the property, the gardens are spectacular and would make one gorgeous destination wedding
This is the entrance to the tasting room and the gardens are beyond the breezeway in the middle of the building.

Here are four of the wines we tasted and each are fabulous. So much that we rejoined the Heritage Wine Society which is their wine club.

From top left to bottom right:

2011 Overlook Chardonnay ($25) is lightly oaked, medium bodied.

2011 Grand Detour Pinot Noir ($35) shows rich notes of plum, chokecherry and cinnamon on the nose and finishes with blood orange, bacon and ginseng.

2011 Kiser Chardonnay ($40) has a straw gold core, citrus zest, and subtle oak complement.

2011 Kivelstadt Syrah ($30) has aromas of black currant jam, ripe plum, sage and black pepper.

 We also tasted a 2011 Damaris Reserve Chardonnay ($35) which is a medium bodied Chardonnay with plenty of ripe citrus and tangerines.
This is a 2009 Kanzler Pinot Noir which is not on their website. The fruit is from Kanzler Vineyards and their winemaker used to work the vineyards at Landmark Vineyards. 

One last bottle we tried before leaving was a 2010 Justification ($50) from Justin Vineyards in Paso Robles. My daughter and son-in-law have been there and raved about their wines and now I know why! Justin Winery is a sister winery to Landmark Vineyards. No wonder their wines are so great!

This is a Cabernet Franc and Merlot blend. So good!

Well, Landmark sure made a mark on my palate! I can't wait for the first shipment!