90pts Wine & Spirits
This wine’s clean flavors of red cherries and currants fill a soft and elegant frame. It’s floral up front, with scents of lavender and tobacco, lasting on tannins that are light enough to pour with poached salmon at brunch.
Medium ruby/purple color, with aromas of ripe strawberry, blackcurrant, licorice, bergamot, cedar and leather. The palate is medium to full bodied with ripe red fruit of strawberry, raspberry and black cherry fruit with balanced spice and earth mixed with leather, dusty tobacco leaf and subtle oak on the mid-palate. The moderately long finish is clean with sustained red and black fruit accented by camphor notes.
The 2018 Overlook Pinot Noir is a versatile food pairing wine that’s a great balance of ripe red fruit on the entry, savory elements on the mid-palate and a clean finish with subtle spice notes. Try it with a variety of foods from a Roasted Beet Salad with arugula, goat cheese and pecans to a Filet Mignon with a mushroom cream sauce.
Landmark Vineyards was founded in 1974 in Windsor, California. In 1989, Damaris Deere Ford, became sole proprietor and relocated the winery to Sonoma Valley. Ford is a descendant of John Deere, founder of the world's largest tractor manufacturer. Landmark Vineyards is located at the base of Sugarloaf Mountain in Sonoma Valley. In 1993, world-renowned consulting enologist Helen Turley was hired to work with former winemaker, Eric Stern. Landmark Vineyard's mission is "to make great wines that enhance the joy of life." Quality and flavor begin in the vineyards. In addition to the estate vineyard, Landmark sources grapes from a range of different vineyards and those selected are the finest in the highly diverse microclimates of Sonoma County's winegrowing regions.