90pts Wilfred Wong
The 2018 Landmark Vineyards Overlook Chardonnay drinks supremely well. This wine delivers the components imbibers want. Enjoy its combination of ripe fruit, savory spices, and oak with grilled pork chops. (Tasted: January 6, 2020, San Francisco, CA)
Yellow lemon in color, the 2018 Overlook Chardonnay has aromas of ripe lemon, baked yellow apple, peach, butterscotch with chamomile flower and lemon grass notes. On the palate, flavors of ripe lemon, yellow apple skin, white peach and just-ripe apricot with hints of grilled pineapple on the entry. Toasted oak and barrel spice emerge on the textural mid-palate along with subtle, savory hints of pine nut. The finish is long, refreshing and textural with lingering zesty lemon, subtle peach and baking spice accents.
The 2018 Overlook Chardonnay is a complex and balanced mix of ripe fruit, savory flavors and crisp, textural elements. It's great to drink on its own or paired with a variety of dishes from a roasted chicken breast with a lemon and rosemary sauce or a creamy fettuccine alfredo finished with a lemon zest accent.